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Orbiting Binary Stars

Demonstrates binary star motion. User may set masses of both stars, as well as the orbital separation, orbital eccentricity, the inclination angle (to line of sight), and the angle of nodes of the orbiting pair. Graphs views of the system from above and from the earth orbit, as well as the observed velocities and Doppler-shifted spectral lines.

Identifier: 
http://www.astro.cornell.edu/academics/courses/astro101/java/binary/binary.htm
Rating: 
Average: 3 (300 votes)
Creator(s): 
Terry Herter
Cataloger: 
Elisha Peterson
Publisher: 
Cornell University
Rights: 
Terry Herter

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