Astronomy with Computer

Thursday, July 05, 2001
By keiji
A simple planetary orbital rendering
When I was in senior high school, I was vert interested in Astronomy, especially calculating and visualizing the Planets. I devoted in programming of the location of the Nine Planets. In those day I used PC-9801F2(NEC) and N88-DISK BASIC(86). Now is the time to remake those programs into Windows application.
I am planning to make programs such as follows:

  • Calculate the nine planets' location and show how they are seen from space.
  • Planisphere

Sample Outputs
These are sample outputs. This program is a 3D-MapViewer with KWlib-3D.

Planetary Images
The EarthThe Moon
The Venus
The MarsThe Jupiter

The orbit of the planets.
Calculate positions of planet of the Solar System and map stars of "Yale Bright Star Catalogue"

  • Data Center
    • The Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS)(CDS)
  • Star Catalogs
    • Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit, Warren 1991) (V/50)
    • Sixth Catalogue of Fundamental Stars (FK6) (Wielen+ 2000) FK6(I/264)
    • Third Reference Cat. of Bright Galaxies (RC3) (de Vaucouleurs+ 1991) RC3(VII/155)