Simple C++ library allowing to compute planet coordinates (equatorial and horizontal) with an Arduino Mega. The code is also compatible with PC.
- Compute equatorial coordinates (RA/Dec), horizontal coordinates (Alt/Az), rise, set, distance (in A.U), and apparent diameter (in arcminutes) for Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth's Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
- Uses VSOP87 for planets.
- Uses ELP2000 for the Moon.
- Code optimized for single-precision calculations with Arduino.
- Transformations from equatorial coordinates (RA/Dec) to horizontal coordinates (Alt/Az).
- Transformations from horizontal coordinates (Alt/Az) to equatorial coordinates (RA/Dec).
- Rise and set for custom equatorial coordinates.
- Time zone conversion.
- Conversion from equatorial coordinates for a specified equinox (Ex:J2000) to apparent equatorial coordinates (JNow).
Due to VSOP87 and ELP2000 implementation, code needs too much flash memory for classic Arduinos (Uno, etc).
// Set location on earth for horizontal coordinates transformations (Lat:48°50'11", Lon:-2°20'14")
// Choose a date and time
// Compute coordinates for the planet you want
SolarSystemObject planet = Ephemeris::solarSystemObjectAtDateAndTime(Mars, day, month, year, hour, minute, second);
See examples directory for full sample code.
This library is part of a personnal project to improve my EM10 Takahashi mount thanks to Arduino.
Code based on Jean Meeus book.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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