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apcon.pro

topapcon

Astrophysics

result = apcon(value [, list=list] [, cgs=cgs] [, mks=mks])

This function returns the values of many different constants used in astrophysics.

Return value

The value of the input constant

EXAMPLES: IDL> print, apcon('G', /MKS) 6.6730000e-11 IDL> print, apcon('G') 6.6730000e-08

TODO: Masses, radii of solar system bodies

Parameters

value in required

A string naming the desired constant. For a list of supported constants, use print, APCON(/list)

Keywords

list in optional

If set, return a list of the possible constants

cgs in optional

If set, return values in cgs units (happens by default)

mks in optional

If set, return values in mks units.

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Modifcation date: Mon Mar 22 16:17:13 2010
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