Instructions for ~rmaddale/bin/Planets.tclsh
Ronald J Maddalena
September 9, 2014
Calculates very rough RA, DEC, Az, El, Rise, Set, and Transit times
(in UT) for the planets, the Sun and the Moon.
-h or -help Brings up this help page and all other options are ignored
-MJD Modified Julian Date. If not specified, assumes the
-Lat, -Long Latitude and Longitude of the observing position. Defaults
are 38.433121 and -79.839835, the location of Green Bank
-elevLimit Elevation limit in degrees for defining a rise or set time.
The accuracy of the topocentric coordinates for Neptune and Uranus is ~0.5
degrees and the accuracy for all other objects is ~0.1 deg. The accuracy
of the rise, transit and set times is about 15 min.