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Leighroy

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Eccentric Binary Orbits
« 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?

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Re: Eccentric Binary Orbits
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Eccentric Binary Orbits
« Reply #2 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.