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Tilt of Saturn's Ring(s)

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#1 aviola

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 02:32 PM

Hi,

 

I think I found a nice solution to model/analyse the tilt of Saturn's Ring(s). The "morsel" (spreadsheet) I created, calculates the tilt for a specific date, but also for 10 dates before and 10 dates after this reference date. The interval between each date is taken as an input.

 

As a result, one clearly sees the sinusodial shape of the tilt across time.

 

Link: www.astronomy-morsels.ch/morsels.

 

Anton

 

 

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#2 gnowellsct

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 05:40 PM

If you're putting these together yourself it's quite an accomplishment.

But I hope you're aware that a lot of planetarium software which a lot of us have already does this? I guess it doesn't always put it in the same form. In my software I would have to advance a year at a time to see how the tilt changes I wouldn't get a nice graph like you have there. Greg N

#3 aviola

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 05:47 PM

Hi Greg,

 

Thanks. Yes, I am not claiming to do a better job then existing planetarium software, but:

- it is fun to me to find/explore/implementing the involved equations myself;

- sometimes, it is even possible adding a new perspective, like plotting tilt changes over a selectable period of time.

 

Anton



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Posted 28 May 2024 - 06:38 PM

Thanks, Anton. I downloaded the spreadsheet and played with it. This will be useful.

Best Regards,

Mike M.




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