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written by Mario Belloni and Todd Timberlake
The Local Coordinates model displays the position of a star in local (Altitude/Azimuth) coordinates. The horizon is shown along with the four cardinal directions (N, E, S, and W). The latitude of the observer is set at 35.5 degrees which sets the location of the north celestial pole (teal) relative to the northern horizon. The position of the star can be changed by using the Altitude and Azimuth sliders.

The Local Coordinates model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_astronomy_Local Coordinates.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  EJS is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Fundamentals
= Night Sky
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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Mario Belloni and Todd Timberlake
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulations, OSP, Open Source Physics, astronomy, coordinates, local, night sky
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Metadata instance created January 2, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 10, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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M. Belloni and T. Timberlake, Computer Program LOCAL COORDINATES MODEL, Version 1.0 (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9755&DocID=1447).
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M. Belloni and T. Timberlake, Computer Program LOCAL COORDINATES MODEL, Version 1.0 (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9755&DocID=1447>.
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Belloni, M., & Timberlake, T. (2010). Local Coordinates Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9755&DocID=1447
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Belloni, Mario, and Todd Timberlake. "Local Coordinates Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9755&DocID=1447 (accessed 19 September 2014).
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Belloni, Mario, and Todd Timberlake. Local Coordinates Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 19 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9755&DocID=1447>.
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Local Coordinates Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Local Coordinates Model.

relation by Mario Belloni
Covers the Same Topic As Equatorial Coordinates Model

The Equatorial Coordinates model displays the position of a star in equatorial (Right Ascension/Declination --- RA/Dec) coordinates.

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