Celestial and Horizon Systems Comparison
 celHorComp039view, link (110.9 KB, 900710) source (1.3 MB)Fri, 22 Oct 10, 2:05pm CDT 
 

Made two changes: (1) When the user enters +/- 90° in the star's altitude field the azimuth does not change, (2) The direction labels in the horizon diagram switch to all 'N' or all 'S' at the poles.

 
 celHorComp037view, link (110.8 KB, 900710) source (1.3 MB)Fri, 18 Sep 09, 4:28pm CDT 
 

Changed "constellations..." to "star patterns...".

 
 celHorComp036view, link (110.8 KB, 900710) source (1.3 MB)Tue, 8 Sep 09, 5:04pm CDT 
 

Now with constellations menu.

 
 celHorComp035view, link (108.8 KB, 900710) source (1.3 MB)Fri, 4 Sep 09, 4:22pm CDT 
 celHorComp034view, link (107.8 KB, 900710) source (717.5 KB)Thu, 29 Mar 07, 3:47pm CDT 
 

Gave the simulator the new NAAP appearance.

 
 celHorComp032view, link (87.4 KB, 900680) source (778.5 KB)Wed, 9 Nov 05, 5:20pm CST 
 

changes:

  • added zenith and nadir labels
  • made the selected star's position editable by textfields
  • fixed a few bugs

 
 celHorComp029view, link (87.1 KB, 900680) source (768 KB)Wed, 3 Aug 05, 9:20am CDT 
Celestial Sphere and Horizon Diagram Equivalence Demo
 celestialHorizon004view, link (44.5 KB, 400500) source (288 KB)Wed, 6 Jul 05, 3:22pm CDT 
Declination Ranges
 declination_ranges002view, link (35.6 KB) source (368 KB)Thu, 4 Aug 05, 2:23pm CDT 
EDU Sky Motion Diagram
 eduSkyMotion002view, link (40.7 KB, 387236) source (195.5 KB)Wed, 3 Aug 05, 6:28pm CDT 
 

Required flashvars parameters for this component

  • lat - latitude of the observer
  • az - direction of view

Optional parameters:

  • period - period of animation in seconds; default is 20
  • initState - a string that determines the state of the animation at the start; it can be either "running" or "paused"; default is "paused"
  • showZodiac - determines whether zodiac constellation outlines are drawn; it can be either "true" or "false"; default is "true"

The natural size of this movie is 387 by 236.

 
EDU Declination Ranges Diagram
 eduDecRanges001view, link (26.5 KB, 240240) source (160 KB)Wed, 3 Aug 05, 6:27pm CDT 
 

This component has two required flashvars parameters:

  • lat - the observer's latitude
  • type - the band type, 0 for never rise, 1 for rise and set, and 2 for never set

Optional parameters are:

  • bandColor - the band color in hexadecimal; default is "e06060" (reddish)
  • bandAlpha - the alpha of the band; default is 20
  • viewerAz - azimuth of the initial viewer perspective; default is 210
  • viewerAlt - altitude of the initial viewer perspective; this number should be greater than 7°; default is 30