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#1 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 02:32 PM

I am looking for an astronomical software that produces nice looking graphic mathematical images. For example,  I would like to create images that have elliptical orbits of planets around the Sun that would  be accurate to the day and give a nice scientific look and feel. Something like the sample image below.  Thank you in advance for any replies. - Thomas

 

 

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 02:45 PM

 C2A (Computer Aided Astronomy) might be worth looking at?


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#3 btschumy

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 02:46 PM

Are the degree scales necessary for you?  If not SkySafari can do this.  The positions are extremely accurate.

 

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#4 Thomas Ashcraft

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 02:56 PM

Actually am looking for degree scales and want to project a mathematical look and feel.



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 03:12 PM

If you're using Linux, there's SciGraphica:

 

http://scigraphica.s...mages/polar.jpg

 

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#6 N_DD

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 11:26 AM

Python

But you will need to write the code for plotting the orbits and the planets positions. Note that maybe there are packages that already implement some (or even all) of the required features, but you have to dig them out...
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