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Orbital Mechanics

  1. May 14, 2008 #1
    I'm trying to teach myself about calculating orbits of Comets and Asteroids and their positions

    I am thinking of ordering Orbital Mechanics by John Prussing and Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus. Does any recommend these books or some other book?

    Is there any websites recommendations for someone just starting out?

    Im on a small island and the local library does not have many English books, I have look at all the physics books they have and could not find the anything more than basic orbits. I cant find anyone local that understand about orbits.

    Thank you
    Last edited: May 14, 2008
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