You guys are smart, so tell me, how do I calculate the circumference of a planet's orbit based on the various orbital data provided us? I want to do this using the data recorded in our journal, so any formula will have to take into account whatever units the journal data is recorded in. I'd like my results to me in kilometers. This would allow me to generate more "meaningful" stats for systems of interest - things like how fast a planet is orbiting its parent body. For example, a moon that orbits a large gas giant in a day is more interesting to me than a moon that orbits its very close twin in half a day.
Someday I'll take the time to learn all of Kepler's equations for myself (I'd like to eventually make my own Orrery generator), but for now I'm looking for an easy answer. Thanks!
Someday I'll take the time to learn all of Kepler's equations for myself (I'd like to eventually make my own Orrery generator), but for now I'm looking for an easy answer. Thanks!