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Re: Sphere

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  • Subject: [mg65563] Re: Sphere
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 06:14:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <e12s6o$j7i$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <e12s6o$j7i$1 at>,
 Matija Herceg <mPREZIME at> wrote:

> My professor ask me if I could make program which would draw celestial 
> sphere with (celestial) measurements on it to show celestial coordinates 
> of some (celestial) body.
> My idea was that I could draw sphere in mathematica, and with celestial 
> coordinates given by user input the program would draw celestial curves 
> (declination, ascension...).
>   Can I draw curves on sphere in Mathematica?
> Is this possible in new version of Mathematica (5.1 and higher)?
> Because GeometricalGeodesy (a new Mathematica application package) is 
> now available, and I don't know if some of this problems can be solved 
> without this new package.

Alternatively, the Scientific Astronomer package is of interest?


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