Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
closest approach between the Earth and Mars
29-03-2016, 07:02 PM
Post: #1
closest approach between the Earth and Mars
This HP Prime program estimates the approximate time of closest approach between the Earth and Mars. It uses Brent's extrema method to find the minimum geocentric distance of Mars. The software starts on January 1 of a calendar year provided by the user and searches for a maximum time of 600 days.

A PDF document which explains the technique is also included in the attached zip archive.

Additional technical information and other astronomical software examples can be found in my Dropbox repository which is located at

Orbital and Celestial Mechanics


Attached File(s)
.zip  cae2m.zip (Size: 15.7 KB / Downloads: 4)
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)