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## AbstractDeprecated: This routine has been superseded by the CSPICE routine cspice_limbpt. This routine is supported for purposes of backward compatibility only. CSPICE_LIMB_PL02 returns a set of points on the limb of a specified target body, where the target body's surface is represented by a triangular plate model contained in a type 2 DSK segment. For important details concerning this module's function, please refer to the CSPICE routine limb_pl02. ## I/OGiven: handle the DAS file handle of a DSK file open for read access. This kernel must contain a type 2 segment that provides a plate model representing the entire surface of the target body. dladsc the DLA descriptor of a DSK segment representing the surface of a target body. target the name of the target body. `target' is case-insensitive, and leading and trailing blanks in `target' are not significant. Optionally, you may supply a string containing the integer ID code for the object. For example both 'MOON' and '301' are legitimate strings that indicate the moon is the target body. This routine assumes that a kernel variable representing the target's radii is present in the kernel pool. Normally the kernel variable would be defined by loading a PCK file. et the epoch of participation of the observer, expressed as ephemeris seconds past J2000 TDB: `et' is the epoch at which the observer's position is computed. When aberration corrections are not used, `et' is also the epoch at which the position and orientation of the target body are computed. When aberration corrections are used, `et' is the epoch at which the observer's position relative to the solar system barycenter is computed; in this case the position and orientation of the target body are computed at et-lt, where `lt' is the one-way light time between the target body's center and the observer. See the description of `abcorr' below for details. fixfrm the name of the reference frame relative to which the output limb points are expressed. This must a body-centered, body-fixed frame associated with the target. The frame's axes must be compatible with the triaxial ellipsoidal shape model associated with the target body (normally provide via a PCK): this routine assumes that the first, second, and third ellipsoid radii correspond, respectively, to the x, y, and z-axes of the frame designated by `fixfrm'. `fixfrm' may refer to a built-in frame (documented in the Frames Required Reading) or a frame defined by a loaded frame kernel (FK). The orientation of the frame designated by `fixfrm' is evaluated at epoch of participation of the target body. See the descriptions of `et' and `abcorr' for details. abcorr indicates the aberration correction to be applied when computing the observer-target position, the orientation of the target body, and the target- source position vector. `abcorr' may be any of the following. 'NONE' Apply no correction. Compute the limb points using the position of the observer and target, and the orientation of the target, at `et'. Let `lt' represent the one-way light time between the observer and the target body's center. The following values of `abcorr' apply to the "reception" case in which photons depart from the target body's center at the light-time corrected epoch et-lt and *arrive* at the observer's location at `et': 'LT' Correct for one-way light time (also called "planetary aberration") using a Newtonian formulation. This correction yields the location of the limb points at the approximate time they emitted photons arriving at the observer at `et' (the difference between light time to the target center and light time to the limb points is ignored). The light time correction uses an iterative solution of the light time equation. The solution invoked by the 'LT' option uses one iteration. The target position as seen by the observer and the rotation of the target body are corrected for light time. 'LT+S' Correct for one-way light time and stellar aberration using a Newtonian formulation. This option modifies the position obtained with the 'LT' option to account for the observer's velocity relative to the solar system barycenter. The result is the apparent limb as seen by the observer. 'CN' Converged Newtonian light time correction. In solving the light time equation, the 'CN' correction iterates until the solution converges. The position and rotation of the target body are corrected for light time. 'CN+S' Converged Newtonian light time and stellar aberration corrections. obsrvr the name of the observing body. This is typically a spacecraft, the Earth, or a surface point on the Earth. `obsrvr' is case-insensitive, and leading and trailing blanks in `obsrvr' are not significant. Optionally, you may supply a string containing the integer ID code for the object. For example both 'EARTH' and '399' are legitimate strings that indicate the Earth is the observer. npoints the number of limb points to compute. For values of `npoints' less-than or equal-to zero, the output arguments return as zeros and empty arrays. the call: ## ExamplesAny numerical results shown for this example may differ between platforms as the results depend on the SPICE kernels used as input and the machine specific arithmetic implementation. ## ParticularsBoundaries of visible regions on an arbitrary surface are often complicated point sets: boundaries of mountains and craters, if present, may contribute to the overall set. To make the limb computation tractable, we simplify the problem by using a reference ellipsoid for guidance. We compute a set of limb points on the reference ellipsoid for the target body, then use those points to define the latitudes and longitudes of limb points on the surface defined by the specified triangular shape model. As such, the set of limb points found by this routine is just an approximation. ## Required ReadingICY.REQ DSK.REQ PCK.REQ SPK.REQ TIME.REQ ## Version-Icy Version 1.0.0, 15-DEC-2016, ML (JPL), EDW (JPL) ## Index_Entriesfind limb on a dsk type_2 model find limb on a triangular plate_model |

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