Re: [nbos] [AS] I know what I want an orbit to look like...NBOS Support Tue Feb 3rd, 2009
For calculating the correct eccentricity to use... good question. Try the
You'll need to fill in the periapsis and apoapsis (ie, .1 and 3). I came
up with approx 0.935
You'll probably have to play with the numbers, but keep in mind the orbital
period is defined by the orbital distance - you wont be able to get both a
3 AU apoapsis *and* and a specific orbital period.
At 09:32 PM 1/31/2009, you wrote:
>...so how do I get there? :)
>Example: If I want a planet's perihelion to be 0.01 AU every 200 days and
>aphelion 3 AU, how can I play with the planet data to get this? I've only
>ever used AS2 for galactic maps, never touched the planetary bits until now.
>For what it's worth, I'm looking at modeling a system for sci-fi fiction
>purposes. Neutron star with stellar companion in a decently wide orbit,
>planet weaving in and out of them often enough that every X centuries the
>exotic life which lives there goes into hibernation to survive.
>So yeah, eccentric orbits FTW. Help! :D
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