# Tagged Questions

Questions on the astronomical applications of Mathematica.

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### Mollweide maps in Mathematica

Context In my field of research, many people use the following package: healpix (for Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization) which has been ported to a few different languages (F90, C,C++, ...
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### Composition: how to make a day and night world map?

Given the following world images: ...
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### Only final result from NDSolve

Finally, I started to play with differential equations in Mathematica. And I have faced the problem, which seems to me so basic that I'm afraid this question is going to be closed soon. However, ...
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### The Orbit and Perigee of the Flamsteed comet

Historical context This year we have the 330-th anniversary of the Battle of Vienna - one of the great formative events of European history, it took place on September 12, 1683. Kara Mustafa, Grand ...
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### How do I compute sidereal time and JD?

There was once a package that provided a wide range of functions for computing astronomical information. This package now appears to be out of date; but as near as I can tell, many of the useful ...
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### Is there a way to get AbsoluteTime to correctly report absolute time differences?

Absolute time supposedly reports the "total number of seconds" between two dates, but it does not. For example because of the leap second applied at 2012-06-30T23:59:60Z ...
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### Creating a simulation of our Solar System

As the title says, my objective is to create a simulation of the motion of the planets in our Solar System using Mathematica. All the theoretical background regarding the equations of motion of ...
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### Right Ascension and Declination in astronomical functions

In the process of answering this question, I was forced to confront the various astronomical coordinate systems used by Mathematica. Background In astronomy, positions of celestial objects (stars, ...
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### Using map projections with astronomical data

I noticed that all important "Geoprojections" are available in projections for a spherical reference models: GeoProjectionData function; 1 - I am trying using the sinusoidal projection for ...
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### Geocentric, Earth-fixed, coordinates of Sun, Moon (and others objects eventually)

I know I can get "HelioCoordinates" of the Earth and the Moon with ...
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### How is AstronomicalData interpreting its date arguments?

It is easy to confirm that the AstronomicalData is not interpreting its arguments as UTC (or "GMT", which is, in any case, ambiguous) dates by verifying that the ...
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### Inaccurate Heliocentric coordinates of PlanetaryMoonData

I have noticed that the heliocentric coordinates obtained with PlanetaryMoonData are very inaccurate. Fore example, consider the Galilean moons of Jupiter: ...
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### How do I determine astronomical transit times?

Mathematica, through the "legacy" Scientific Astronomer package, used to have the ability to easily determine accurate transit times of astronomical objects simply, with ...
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### Using ParametricNDSolve and NMinimize to find accurate interplanetary trajectory arrival periapse radius

I have an interplanetary trajectory simulation that calculates the required velocity (using a Lambert solver) and escape angle for a spacecraft to travel from Earth to Mars. This model does not use a ...
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### Using DeleteCases with multiple AstronomicalData properties

I am attempting to use AstronomicalData and DeleteCases together to remove invalid cases of two properties while listing the ...
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### Combining solar system planets orbits and positions in Graphics3D and Show

I am building an animated model of the solar system, where I would like to display the OrbitPaths of the planets along with their ...
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### Interstellar Image Effects

I'd like to know how to create this type of gravitational lensing effect in an image (here are some star fields from the hubble) "I wrote down the equations and I tested them in Mathematica by ...
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### Why is AstronomicalData so slow?

I'm having trouble getting some pretty simple functions using AstronomicalData to perform at anywhere near the speed I need them to. For example, I have many ...
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### Problems getting clean sunrise, sunset, civil, nautical and astronomical twilight data

If in a notebook you enter: ...
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### Impact Crater Simulation

I have been trying to model crater formation on a given planetary surface - $500\,\textrm{km}^2$. The locations of impacts are random, however, if an impact is within $30\,\textrm{km}$ of another, the ...
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### Combining three R, G, B matrices into a single matrix of 3-tuples?

Working with Mathematica 8 on OSX here. I have three $1024 \times 1024$ matrices representing the counts from consecutive exposures onto a CCD with $R$, $G$, and $B$ filters on it, and am looking to ...
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### How can I get this Graphics3D to rotate around a particular sphere?

I made this Graphics3D of the Sun with the plotted orbits of a few astronomical objects. ...
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### Impact Crater Sim. with added criteria

I have been trying with out success to edit this impact crater simulation script into producing a variable which calculates crater density. In addition I have been trying to figure out how to ...
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### GeoProjection for astronomical data - wrong ticks

Here is an excellent answer to what I wanted to do, and it works like a charm. Unfortunately, when I want to change it a bit, it fails. For setting the stage, here is the datafile, and this is my ...
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### MoonPosition and TimeZone support

With this question, I noticed some some weird results of MoonPosition. Consider the following code: ...