Class TDBScale

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable, TimeScale

    public class TDBScale
    extends Object
    implements TimeScale
    Barycentric Dynamic Time.

    Time used to take account of time dilation when calculating orbits of planets, asteroids, comets and interplanetary spacecraft in the Solar system. It was based on a Dynamical time scale but was not well defined and not rigorously correct as a relativistic time scale. It was subsequently deprecated in favour of Barycentric Coordinate Time (TCB), but at the 2006 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union TDB was rehabilitated by making it a specific fixed linear transformation of TCB.

    By convention, TDB = TT + 0.001658 sin(g) + 0.000014 sin(2g)seconds where g = 357.53 + 0.9856003 (JD - 2451545) degrees.

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