Equatorial and Ecliptic Coordinates

Equatorial to Ecliptic Coordinates

The Earth equatorial plane tilts at approximately 23°26' to the plane of the Ecliptic (Earth's orbit about the Sun). Translating from one system to the other can be just a wee bit tedious, and fraught with peril for the unwary. Here is a tool to do this chore.

Ecliptic to Equatorial Coordinates

If you know the coordinates something relative to the Ecliptic but want the position expressed as a Right Ascension and Declination (the Equatorial coordinate system), here is the tool for you. It is, of course, the inverse of the tool to the left.

This utility was authored by Les Coleman and is subject to Copyrights belonging to Les Coleman. This material may be referenced and reproduced as long as proper attribution is given as specified in Proper Usage Guidelines for Frosty Drew and Related Materials.