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Solving Kepler's equation

  1. May 25, 2015 #1
    Good evening,

    I do realize that is relatively easy to solve Kepler's equation, M = E - e*sin(E) by iteration in a PC, for instant.
    But I'm more interested in knowing better the available aproximative algorithms for its computation.
    I've studied so far the Meeus proposal for the true anomaly of a planetary body computed from the mean anomaly, and Laplace / Fourier series on the equation. My tests show, unfortunatly, that they are not indeed as good as they seem... :(
    Does anybody knows of another improved formulas for this calculation? Or even old ones. E series, or M sine series?

    Kind regards,

  2. jcsd
  3. May 30, 2015 #2
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