SaturnChristmas.frink

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/** I got a telescope for Christmas when I was about 6 years old.  I pointed it
    out the window and the very first bright "star" I focused on turned out to
    be Saturn!  What are the odds?  This program calculates the position of
    Saturn every Christmas about 8 PM to verify my recollection.
*/


use planets.frink
use sun.frink

lat = 39.6 degrees North
long = 104.9 degrees West

for y = 1969 to 2020
{
   d = parseDate["$y-12-25 08:00 PM Mountain"]
   [az, alt] = Planet.Saturn.refractedAzimuthAltitude[d, lat, long]
   println["$d\t" + format[(az + 180 degrees) mod circle, degrees, 6] + "\t" + format[alt,degrees,6]]
}


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This is a program written in the programming language Frink.
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