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Rise and Set of the Sun, Moon and Planets

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Rise and Set of the Sun, Moon and Planets

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05 Dec 2012 (Updated )

Topocentric rise and set of the Sun, Moon and planets. Source ephemeris is DE421 with NOVAS routines

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PDF document and MATLAB script named riseset.m that can be used to determine rise and set conditions of the Sun, Moon and planets. This software uses a combination of one-dimensional minimization and root-finding to predict visibility. The source ephemeris for this routine is a JPL binary ephemeris file. This application uses several functions ported to MATLAB from the Fortran version of the NOVAS (Naval Observatory Vector Astrometry Subroutines) source code developed at the United States Naval Observatory (www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/software-products/novas). JPL binary ephemeris files for Windows compatible computers can be downloaded at www.cdeagle.com.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.12 (R2011a)
Other requirements Requires platform specific version of MICE mex file and the de421.bsp binary ephemeris file. Both are available at naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/toolkit_MATLAB.html
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Updates
04 Feb 2013

A MICE version of this script can be found in the riseset_mice.zip archive.

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