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An Orrery for Rainmeter

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buckb
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Joined: February 12th, 2018, 12:47 am

Re: An Orrery for Rainmeter

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Thank you, eclectic-tech and SilverAzide.
buckb
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Re: An Orrery for Rainmeter

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First post updated with latest version of the skin.

Reworked Heliocentric and Geocentric display modes.
Added precession to the planets.
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SilverAzide
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Joined: March 23rd, 2015, 5:26 pm

Re: An Orrery for Rainmeter

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This is so cool... It's great to see a fun "toy" like Rainmeter turned into an actual educational tool that shows you how the solar system works. It's one thing to read about Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler in some dusty history book (assuming schools even teach this stuff anymore), another to see their ideas in action. And to think those guys figured out all this stuff using nothing more than hand-made telescopes and sextants... and they had to write out their Lua scripts with a quill pen!

More fun with orreries: Geocentric Tellurion by Mordasius, and Steampunk Orrery and Clock by yereverluvinuncleber.
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buckb
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Joined: February 12th, 2018, 12:47 am

Re: An Orrery for Rainmeter

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First post updated with latest version of the skin.

Added location configuration via text file.
Added adjustment for Dynamical Time.
Added new StarMap mode.