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Universe Sandbox => Universe Sandbox | Discussion => Topic started by: Leighroy on August 25, 2015, 04:58:12 AM

Title: Eccentric Binary Orbits
Post by: Leighroy on August 25, 2015, 04:58:12 AM
Hi,

I was trying to simulate the Helliconia system from the novels by Brian Aldiss but I can't seem to make the smaller stars orbit eccentric. Any ideas?

Leigh
Title: Re: Eccentric Binary Orbits
Post by: Dan Dixon on September 22, 2015, 06:30:42 PM
Very interesting...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helliconia

What's the exact setup you're trying to create?
Title: Re: Eccentric Binary Orbits
Post by: Plutonium on September 24, 2015, 04:47:56 AM
Workaround- take a gas giant and set up the desired orbital parameters, after that increase the mass to make it a star.