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# Mass from Period and Separation

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Equation / Last modified by KurtHeckman on 2015/10/30 14:38
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Mass from Period and Separation

Variable | Instructions | Datatype |
---|---|---|

Separation | Separation between bodies of the system | Decimal (ua) |

Orbital Period | Period of orbit | Decimal (year) |

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2 variables

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sspickle.Mass from Period and Separation

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In a binary system in which two objects orbit a common center of mass the mass of the system is related to the distance between the two objects (separation) and the period of their common orbit. This equation computes the mass of the entire system (both masses added together) given the two other quantities.

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