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Re: heliostat program

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Posted by Morris Dovey on July 12, 2007, 1:19 am
David Williams wrote:

| I wrote this QBasic program a few days ago. It calculates the
| position of the sun in the sky as azimuth (true compass bearing)
| and angle of elevation, as seen from anywhere on earth, at any time
| on any date. It also calculates the orientation of a mirror if it
| is to reflect sunlight in any desired direction, as is done in a
| heliostat. With some additions to make the computer control motors
| that turn the mirror, this program could be the basis of software
| for a computer-controlled heliostat.

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What have you changed/corrected from the previous version?

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA

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