true anomaly

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

The true anomaly of point P(x,y) is shown as the angle θ.

Noun[edit]

true anomaly (plural true anomalies)

  1. (astronomy, celestial mechanics) The angle PFC formed by P = the periapsis of a celestial body's elliptical orbit, F = the focus of that orbit, and C = the current position of the celestial body.

Related terms[edit]