Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By OleCuss

Thread: Caltulation of moon location on the sky at a specific location on Earth

  1. #1
    simiec's Avatar
    simiec is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 30, Level: 1
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 20
    Overall activity: 0%
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    1
    Points
    30
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0x 0 Posts

    Post Caltulation of moon location on the sky at a specific location on Earth



    Hello, I am Uğur Can Hoşsz and I recently started to learn new things every week. This week I want to write a program which helps people to locate moon position on the sky at a specific location and date on Earth. [like a 3D sky map on that location and time] (and I guess, this one is gonna be very hard) As you can guess, I am new at astronomy field. I have no knowledge at all but I want to learn. Since I was a child, I always had interest in sky and today I want to make this childish interest to amatour interest.

    As I said, I have no knowledge about astronomy so I don't even know where to look or where to start. For example lets assume we are trying to calculate moon position on the sky at 13.Sep.2015 01:30 am (UTC-2) in location (N-3653'26",E-3041'54"). So please help me about how to gather information, how to calculate.

    What I think I will need:
    1) Axis of the earth at that day.
    2) Moon location based on earth at that day.
    3) Moon rotation based on earth.
    4) Phase of the moon.
    5) Caltulation method.

    Thank you very much for your helps.
    Last edited by simiec; 03-04-2016 at 06:56 AM.

  2. #2
    OleCuss's Avatar
    OleCuss is offline Curmudgeon
    Points: 61,122, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points400+ Posts Achievement365 Days+ Registered Achievement!Got three Friends
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central California, USA
    Posts
    12,070
    Points
    61,122
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,212
    Thanked 5,436x 3,558 Posts

    Default Re: Caltulation of moon location on the sky at a specific location on Earth

    Welcome to the forum!

    I think you may benefit from getting this book: Astronomical Algorithms, Second Edition by Jean Meeus direct from the Publisher I think it is likely to have the information you need.

    I should point out, however, that people can already download something like Stellarium or Cartes du Ciel and see and get the position of the Moon in the sky. If you don't mind creating software which may be duplicating a function which already exists - that could be fun! Your efforts are sure to be somewhat different and that could be a very good thing.
    bladekeeper likes this.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    XX12G and XT8; 10 inch LX200GPS;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    8SE; Tele Vue NP-101is (Petzval apochromat); Meade LS-8; WO GT-71; AVX and Losmandy G-11 mounts.

  3. #3
    Pitter's Avatar
    Pitter is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 23,485, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Album Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,834
    Points
    23,485
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    438
    Thanked 1,281x 1,155 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Caltulation of moon location on the sky at a specific location on Earth

    Welcome to the forum.

    Good luck with your endeavor, but as OleCuss has already pointed out, there are lots of readily available programs that already do this.
    Mark
    Celestron: C11 ~ C8 Orange ~ Celestar 8 ~ CR150HD6 ~ C5 Orange ~ Comet Catcher ~ Firstscope 114
    Meade: Starfinder 10eq ~ AS80
    Imaging: ZWO ASI120MC ~ ZWO ASI224MC ~ ZWO ADC ~ Canon T3i ~ Meade OAG
    Mounts: CGEM ~ Vixen GPEQ5 Synscan ~ Wedged Forks ~ Starfinder GEM

  4. #4
    Testgear's Avatar
    Testgear is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 27,592, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    3,532
    Points
    27,592
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 1,249x 1,064 Posts

    Default Re: Caltulation of moon location on the sky at a specific location on Earth

    Moon Phases Calendar / Moon Schedule
    Is a website with such info

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/skychart/
    Cartes du Ciel is one of many programs that will show you where celestrial bodies are at any given date and time from any location...And its FREE!!
    Dave
    MOUNTS : Mesu 200, NEQ6 Pro, Celestron Advanced GT, CAMERAS : Unmodded Canon 50D, ATIK 4120EX OSC, Lodestar X2, Celestron NexImage 5,ZWO ASI290MC COOL Colour. StarSense, LENS'S : C11. Hyperstar, Celestron Reducer/Corector f6.3. OTHERS : Seymour Solar SF1200 12" Type 2 Glass Solar Filter, Hutech IDAS LPS D1-2 filter, eyepieces, Laptops.SOFTWARE: PixInsight, GIMP2, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, EQMOD, ASCOM Platform 6.2, ArtimisCapture, SGPro, TeamViewer :
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  5. #5
    Robrj's Avatar
    Robrj is offline Gold Supporter
    Points: 27,082, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Escondido, CA
    Posts
    2,493
    Points
    27,082
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 855x 633 Posts

    Default Re: Caltulation of moon location on the sky at a specific location on Earth

    Even if it's already been done, it's a good problem to figure out. I would just google "Astronomical Equations". You should find a lot of good information. Here's a sample site:
    Approximate astronomical positions
    Rob

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : Celestron 130SLT,
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Skyview Pro 8",
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Dob. Orion ED80T CF
    Mount: AVX
    Cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2M, ZWO ASI294MC, ASI224MC
    My Images: http://www.astrobin.com/users/Robrj/

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. how to calculate the location of star or planet at specific date or time
    By astro.harshil in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 03:46 PM
  2. Location on Earth based on Polaris' location?
    By J-WeB in forum Astrophysics Forum
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-06-2013, 01:44 AM
  3. Sunrise time for a fixed location at a specific date?H
    By luisjr in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-31-2011, 03:11 AM
  4. Find 0h0'0'' RA from any location on Earth
    By redxiii in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-18-2011, 06:39 PM
  5. Location, Astronomy, Protection, and Location
    By Bill Greer in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-07-2003, 04:49 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin
All times are GMT. The time now is 10:06 PM.