True Anomaly, `nu`[`vecn,vecr`]

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MichaelBartmess.True Anomaly, `nu`[`vecn,vecr`]

The True Anomaly calculator computes the True Anomaly, ν, of an orbit based on the eccentricity and radius vectors.

INSTRUCTIONS: Enter the following:

  • E  This is the eccentricity vector in comma separate values (e.g. 1,2,3)
  • R  This is the orbital radius vector

True Anomaly (ν): The True Anomaly is returned in degrees.  However, this can be automatically converted to other angle units via the pull-down menu.

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The True Anomaly is the angle between the direction of periapsis and the current position of the body.