# hpr2598 :: Calculating planetary orbits in Haskell

### tuturto talks about calculating planetary orbits

Hosted by tuturto on 2018-07-18 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.

**Tags:** *haskell,astronomy*.

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### Part of the series: Haskell

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Function signatures (it might or might not be helpful to have these at hand while listening):

- Helpers:

```
radToDeg :: Floating a => a -> a
degToRad :: Floating a => a -> a
clamp :: Float -> Float
```

Time:

` day :: Int -> Int -> Int -> Float -> Day Float`

- Orbital parameters:

```
longitudeOfAscendingNode :: Orbit body center => body -> center -> Day d -> LongAscNode body center
inclinationToEcliptic :: Orbit body center => body -> center -> Day d -> InclToEcl body center
argumentOfPeriapsis :: Orbit body center => body -> center -> Day d -> ArgPeri body center
semiMajorAxis :: Orbit body center => body -> center -> Day d -> SemiMajor body center
eccentricity :: Orbit body center => body -> center -> Day d -> Ecc body center
meanAnomaly :: Orbit body center => body -> center -> Day d -> MeanAno body center
```

- Calculating location on orbital plane:

```
eccAnomaly :: MeanAno a b -> Ecc a b -> EccAnomaly a b
trueAnomaly :: EccAnomaly a b -> Ecc a b -> TrueAnomaly a b
dist :: EccAnomaly a b -> Ecc a b -> SemiMajor a b -> Distance a b
```

- Translating between coordinate systems:

```
toEclCoord :: TrueAnomaly a b -> Distance a b -> LongAscNode a b -> ArgPeri a b -> InclToEcl a b -> EclCoord a b
toEqCoordinates :: EclCoord body Earth -> Day Float -> EqCoord body
```

Some helpful links:

- Guide by Paul Schlyter - http://www.stjarnhimlen.se/comp/ppcomp.html
- Sample calculations by Paul Schlyter - http://www.stjarnhimlen.se/comp/tutorial.html
- tuturto's blog post - https://engineersjourney.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/planetary-orbits-and-haskell/
- Definition of orbital elements in Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_elements
- Units of angle in Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degree_(angle) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radian