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(last modification: 15-Aug-2002 by BGS)


Astronomical Orbital 3D-animation in Java Applet

from the original applet written by Osamu Ajiki, reformatted by Ron Baalke, translated by BGS. Note: PHA is for Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, and 2001YB5 is an Earth-grazer, discovered on 27-Dec-2001 at JPL/NEAT.

Astronomical Ephemerides in Javascript

NEW SOFTWARES FROM AMATEUR ASTRONOMER

Bernard GUILLAUD-SAUMUR has started to convert his C astronony softwares in Javascript. More than 30 programs have to be translated. Other programs will be converted soon (Jupiter satellites, meridiens of planets, occultations, n-body problem, ...). The idea come from the Peter Hayes Web site. Note: The rich version is very slow to start under Netscape 4 and slower again under IE 5. Be patient because it works after long minutes.

Object Nr 58 (Concordia) above Clermont-Fd on 15-Dec-2001 at 10**-9 UA

by funny boy B.GUILLAUD-SAUMUR

small AVI

(308 kB)

small AVI

(308 kB)


Near-Earth asteroids animations in orbit

AVI movies, realized on Sep-01 by B.GUILLAUD-SAUMUR

2001 PM9

Jul-Aug 2001
April 2003
(619kB)


MARS-3D with PoV-Ray tracing 3.01g

MPEG-1 movies, realized during summer'01 by B.GUILLAUD-SAUMUR

(90kB, 800x600)
added ocean
25 times exageration


MARS rotation with PoV-Ray tracing 3.01g

MPEG-1 movie, realized on 11-May-01 by B.GUILLAUD-SAUMUR

(2.47MB, 800x600)
360 images
30 frames per second


Large sunspots in March 2001

Picture on 31-Mar-01 by C.LAURE

(250 kB, 1787x1436) Large sunspots


406 mm f/6 Newton-Telescope
at La Garandie Observatory

Pictures on 04-Feb-01

(174 kB, 800x600) Telescope and Observatory
(156 kB, 800x600) Telescope on CCD side
(167 kB, 800x600) Telescope on eyepiece side

Large solar dark spot during September 2000

NEW PICTURES FROM AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS

Claude LAURE took this picture with an 8-inch telescope in Sept 2000 during a large solar dark spot

The comet C/1999 S4 LINEAR during summer 2000

PICTURES FROM AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS

Claude LAURE took this picture with a Schmidt cam a few days before the comet starts its desintegration:

Others comets during Year 2002

Rising,Transit and Setting are computerized for location in Clermont-Ferrand (France), 45°47'N/3°05'E

August 2002