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Interplanetary motions

Ha! I may be home sick, I may have spent most the day in bed sleeping fitfully, but at least I've managed to get one thing done today.

After poking at my old Keplarian planetary orbital code, I finally figured out why it kept reporting Venus and Mars off by several degrees. Orbital eccentricity has no units, so it's really silly to do a units conversion from arc-seconds to degrees on the delta-change-per-century for it.

Now I shouldn't be more than a quarter degree off when pointing out planets with CLIVE2. Also, it actually reports correct sunrise and sunset times. This is a serious win, and means I should be able to point out moving satellites as well, if I can make the turret control work smoothly.