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Coordinates: Sun?

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  1. Aug 5, 2018 #1
    What are the coordinates for the sun?

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  3. Aug 5, 2018 #2

    CWatters

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  4. Aug 5, 2018 #3

    Vanadium 50

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    Don't forget heliocentric! In a heliocentric coordinate system, the sun is at (0,0,0).
     
  5. Aug 5, 2018 #4

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    What every answer told you is: pick a frame of reference first, then you specify your coordinates in that frame of reference. And nobody gets confused that way.
     
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