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Dark Side Transit Formula for Any Orbit


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14 minutes ago, mhoram said:

For elliptical orbits, you can find a formula here: http://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/wiki/Orbit_darkness_time

Well would you look at that. Google failed me miserably when I was searching for this, so I ended up making my own calculator and coming up with my own formula. Nice to know it exists. Gonna go check my results against this equation now!

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On 7/18/2016 at 2:20 PM, mhoram said:

For elliptical orbits, you can find a formula here: http://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/wiki/Orbit_darkness_time

Also, I've actually been working on a calculator that will calculate for inclined orbits too. Of course, an orbit whose ellipse is perpendicular to Kerbin's orbital path and with a transit whose midpoint is apoapsis will always be the absolute longest transit. But I wanted to work it out anyway.

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