Class EclipticProvider

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable, TransformProvider

    public class EclipticProvider
    extends Object
    implements TransformProvider
    An inertial frame aligned with the ecliptic.

    The IAU defines the ecliptic as "the plane perpendicular to the mean heliocentric orbital angular momentum vector of the Earth-Moon barycentre in the BCRS (IAU 2006 Resolution B1)." The +z axis is aligned with the angular momentum vector, and the +x axis is aligned with +x axis of MOD.

    This implementation agrees with the JPL 406 ephemerides to within 0.5 arc seconds.

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