Accession Number:

ADA550609

Title:

Calibration Binaries

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM DIRECTED ENERGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Two Excel Spreadsheet files are offered to help calibrate telescope or camera image scale and orientation with binary stars for any time. One is a personally selected list of fixed position binaries and binaries with well-determined orbits and the other contains all binaries with published orbits. Both are derived from the web site of the Washington Double Star Library. The spreadsheets give the position angle and separation of the binaries for any entered time by taking advantage of Excels built in iteration function to solve Keplers transcendental equation.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE