Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

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coldfieldboundary
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Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

Post by coldfieldboundary »

hello,

programming is also one of my interests

I always had in mind for a small program showing comet positions on my night sky, if the moon doens't dirsturb too much, but also if the comet doesn't stand close to a known deepsky object.

And here it is, a Java Applet. Fully made with the free Sun Java Netbeans 6.7, a very good IDE for those who like making Java!

Here you have a screenshot:

With changing the time, you see on a small sky chart:
- some stars
- planets
- sun
- moon (phase is also mentioned)
- comet

and it will be alerted if comet is close to a known deepsky object

8) for new comets appearing on our skies, I shall adjust the applet.

this is the url for launching the applet:


http://users.skynet.be/fc219947/comshowr/ComShowr.html

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gr,

david.
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Hi David
I tried the applet and it's really good! Easy to use and understand.
Thanks very much for sharing this.
Cheers
Danny
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comet 103P/Hartley is added
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Re: Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

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comets Hergenrother and Panstarrs added...
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Re: Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

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... and C/2012 K5 Linear added
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Re: Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

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Since it will be a fine year, up to 5 comets already added..

C/2011 L4 Panstarrs
C/2012 F6 Lemmon
C/2012 K5 Linear
C/2012 T5 Bressi
C/2012 S1 Ison
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Re: Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

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hi,

following comets are available now
- C/2012 S1 Ison
- C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
- 2p/Encke

I'm working on it to change it into html5, so java plugin will be no longer needed and it shall work on tablets as well.
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Re: Self made Applet: comets on simulated sky

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sky positions outburst comet 2012 X1 added.
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