erfa.num00b(date1, date2)[source]

Form the matrix of nutation for a given date, IAU 2000B model.

date1double array
date2double array
rmatndouble array


Wraps ERFA function eraNum00b. The ERFA documentation is:

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Form the matrix of nutation for a given date, IAU 2000B model.

   date1,date2  double         TT as a 2-part Julian Date (Note 1)

   rmatn        double[3][3]   nutation matrix


1) The TT date date1+date2 is a Julian Date, apportioned in any
   convenient way between the two arguments.  For example,
   JD(TT)=2450123.7 could be expressed in any of these ways,
   among others:

          date1          date2

       2450123.7           0.0       (JD method)
       2451545.0       -1421.3       (J2000 method)
       2400000.5       50123.2       (MJD method)
       2450123.5           0.2       (date & time method)

   The JD method is the most natural and convenient to use in
   cases where the loss of several decimal digits of resolution
   is acceptable.  The J2000 method is best matched to the way
   the argument is handled internally and will deliver the
   optimum resolution.  The MJD method and the date & time methods
   are both good compromises between resolution and convenience.

2) The matrix operates in the sense V(true) = rmatn * V(mean), where
   the p-vector V(true) is with respect to the true equatorial triad
   of date and the p-vector V(mean) is with respect to the mean
   equatorial triad of date.

3) The present function is faster, but slightly less accurate (about
   1 mas), than the eraNum00a function.

   eraPn00b     bias/precession/nutation, IAU 2000B


   Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac,
   P. Kenneth Seidelmann (ed), University Science Books (1992),
   Section 3.222-3 (p114).

This revision:  2021 May 11

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