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VI/66  Precession Formulae and Mean Elements for Moon and Planets (Simon+ 1994)

Numerical expressions for precession formulae and mean elements for the Moon and the planets. Simon J.L., Bretagnon P., Chapront J., Chapront-Touze M., Francou G., Laskar J. <Astron. Astrophys. 282, 663 (1994)> =1994A&A...282..663S
ADC_Keywords: Ephemerides Keywords : celestial mechanics - planets and satellites: general - Moon Authors' Address: Bureau des Longitudes, URA 707. 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau 75014, Paris, France. Description: The files given here refer to the paper A&A 282, 663 (1994) which concerns the following topics: - numerical expressions for the precession quantities, - mean elements for Moon and planets, from Mercury to Neptune, - formulae for computing approximate ephemerides for Moon and planets. The files concern only precession and approximate ephemerides of the planets. The numerical expressions of precession are yielded by files : prctable.doc, prcbdl94.f, prcupdt.f. The formulae for computing approximate ephemerides of the planets are available in file : planetap.f. There is no file for the mean elements of Moon and planets because these quantities are of a more specific use. Approximate lunar ephemerides may be computed from tables in: Chapront-Touze M., Chapront J. (1991) "Lunar Tables and Programs from 4000 B.C. to A.D. 8000" Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file. prctable.doc 80 146 Table of precession quantities BDL94. prcbdl94.f 80 268 *Fortran77 code : compute precession quantities with formulae BDL94. prcupdt.f 80 467 *Fortran77 code : improve the numerical expressions of precession BDL94 with new values for general precession, obliquity and ratios Sun mass / planet mass. planetap.f 80 463 *Fortran77 code : compute approximate ephemerides of the 8 major planets.
Note on *.f files: Fortran77 code contains a subroutine with comments for usage and a short program showing how the subroutine is called on Unix workstations; for usage in a DOS 5.0 environment, just replace the "C" in col.1 by a blank in a few lines for better screen management.
See also: VI/87 : Planetary Ephemerides for the 9 planets (Chapront+ 1996)
(End) [BDL] 12-May-1994
The document above follows the rules of the Standard Description for Astronomical Catalogues.From this documentation it is possible to generate f77 program to load files into arrays or line by line

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