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Moon Position

version (94.8 MB) by Meysam Mahooti
Position of the Moon referred to the mean equator and equinox of J2000


Updated 13 Jan 2022

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Five different approaches are used in the test_MoonPos.m for the computation of lunar coordinates; NASA JPL Development Ephemerides (DE436), very accurate ELP2000-82, high-precision analytical series (Brown's theory), Simpson analytical method and low-precision analytical series.
1. Montenbruck O., Gill E.; Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods and Applications; Springer Verlag, Heidelberg; Corrected 3rd Printing (2005).
2. Montenbruck O., Pfleger T.; Astronomy on the Personal Computer; Springer Verlag, Heidelberg; 4th edition (2000).
3. Vallado D. A; Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications; McGraw-Hill; New York; 3rd edition (2007).
4. van Flandern T. C., Pulkkinen K. F.; Low precision formulae for planetary positions; Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 41, 391 (1979).

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Meysam Mahooti (2022). Moon Position (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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