hi all,

noob here

lets say you have a planet in orbit

is there a way to get the coordinates of the center of the planet as its rotating?

thanks

hi all,

noob here

lets say you have a planet in orbit

is there a way to get the coordinates of the center of the planet as its rotating?

thanks

yes

if it is rotating in a simple circle then

X = r * cos (theta)

Y= r*sin(theta)

if it is rotating in an arbitrarily located ellipse things get a bit trickier, but not much. In this case define vectors a and b to be the major and minor axis. Then p = a cos (theta) + b sin(theta)