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2 From Fig. 2 it can be seen that a cos E ae r cos f It can also be seen from the figure that r sin! 28) if we remember that the ellipse is derivable from the circle by an affine trans­ formation reducing all the ordinate values by the same scale factor. The factor is � in this case, since that leads to b a� for the semi-minor axis. 27) in terms of tan EI2 and tanfl2, we fi�d tan fl2 = Fe h tan E12. 28) by squaring and adding leads to the equation of the ellipse r = a(1 - e cos E). 14) in terms of the eccentric anomaly.

27) in terms of tan EI2 and tanfl2, we fi�d tan fl2 = Fe h tan E12. 28) by squaring and adding leads to the equation of the ellipse r = a(1 - e cos E). 14) in terms of the eccentric anomaly. 28) to find E= ��. 34) where , is a constant ofintegration. 34) is known as Kepler's equation. Since t = , for E = 0 it follows that , represents the time of pericenter passage. We may note here a few alternative forms in which Kepler's equation is sometimes written. 23), Eq. 34) becomes E - e sin E = net - c), where n is the mean angular motion.

Lunar distance is represented by the equatorial horizontal parallax in complete analogy to the definition of this quantity for the solar tables. Conversion of coordinates from the heliocentric ecliptic frame to the geocentric equatorial one is most easily accomplished in the Cartesian systems (Fig. 6). Let us first perform a rotation about the x axis by the obliquity 8 . 4) are now parallel to the X, Y, Z axes. 5) we complete the transformation. As mentioned, the coordinates of the sun are tabulated directly in AENA ; the obliquity of the ecliptic is also given there.

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