Orbital Elements of the Moon

MATLAB function that calculates the osculating orbital elements of the Moon.
Updated 10 Dec 2012

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PDF document and MATLAB function for calculating the osculating classical orbital elements of the Moon in the mean ecliptic and mean equinox of date coordinate system. It is based on the book Lunar Tables and Programs From 4000 B.C. TO A.D. 8000 by Michelle Chapront-Touze and Jean Chapront. This book and its optional companion software are available from Willmann-Bell at www.willbell.com.

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David Eagle (2024). Orbital Elements of the Moon (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/39130-orbital-elements-of-the-moon), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2011a
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Version Published Release Notes

Script now computes TAI-UTC internally by reading a simple dat file. PDF has been updated also.