Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Current position of planets

  1. Jul 22, 2008 #1

    DaveC426913

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I wonder if it would be possible for some kind PFer to create me a map of the current position of the planets and minor bodies in the SS, (i.e. a map of the SS from above, not from Earth). I guess I'd need one of both the inner and outer SS.

    I've downloaded all sorts of astronomy apps over the years, but never learned any one of them well enough to get anything done with them.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 22, 2008 #2

    turbo

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  4. Jul 22, 2008 #3

    DaveC426913

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Thank you. It never occurred to me to look for a web-based one. These interwebs are so confusing.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2008 #4

    D H

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

  6. Jul 22, 2008 #5

    tony873004

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    These are generated from Gravity Simulator using Horizons numbers (the link DH mentions) on a slow time step to retain positional accuracy. Note that these images are rotated 180 degrees (not mirrored, just upside down) from the more typical convention.

    If you need any additional objects let me know.

    http://orbitsimulator.com/PF/innerSS23_7_2008.GIF
    http://orbitsimulator.com/PF/outerSS23_7_2008.GIF
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?