The ALPO Computing Section is dedicated to providing computational support to the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers by providing easy access to information and by encouraging general discussion about the generation of ephemerides and other computing aids to support lunar and planetary imaging and observation.
This section also serves as a bulletin board for the entire ALPO website, alerting members to new features or changes. See link to “Website Alerts“.
Website Resources for Computing
In the right column of every page, you’ll see a number of categories with links to computing resources, applications and local links to the various sections of the site. This is where we organize all of the content and resources for the section. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can also perform a search, simply by entering text in the search box near the bottom of the column.
Our section also maintains a Yahoo discussion group called “alpocs”. The group has it’s own file section, filled with interesting tables and documents (see below).
If you have questions, suggestions for content or anything you’d like to discuss about the site, please contact Larry Owens.
Computing Section Discussion Group (alpocs Yahoo Group)
To participate in a general discussion about this topic, please join our Yahoo group, called “alpocs”. The group is open to anyone. Please CLICK HERE to access the group or to join.
Files on the Discussion Group Site (Yahoo alpocs)
|Ephermeris [html & txt format for Macs]& Files/Links||Compiled by:Jeffrey D. Beish , A.L.P.O.)|
|Solar System Object||Year|
Other files on the Discussion Group Site (Yahoo alpocs)
|Clemintine Skimmer||Calendar home grown-Caledar control|
|Central Meridians- Central meridens for Sun and Planets
||Local Sidereal Time-How to Compute Sidereal time|
|cmrotate-Rate of rotation of CM of Mars||gpsreader- Read and parse GPS signals when the unit is connected to the serial port.|
|ppastro||PLANKV3-Plots Wavelength vs. Intensity by R. B. Minton|
|ccdspot||Find Latitude/Longitude of a spot on a CCD IMAGE- Jeff Beish|