Difference between revisions of "Eccentricity"
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The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_eccentricity Eccentricity] of an object's orbit represents how circular the orbit is. Eccentricity cannot be negative, and higher Eccentricity values indicate a more elongated orbit. The value of the Eccentricity property will also determine the type of orbit or trajectory: 
The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_eccentricity Eccentricity] of an object's orbit represents how circular the orbit is. Eccentricity cannot be negative, and higher Eccentricity values indicate a more elongated orbit. The value of the Eccentricity property will also determine the type of orbit or trajectory: 

−  Eccentricity = 0: circular 
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−  +  *Eccentricity = 1: parabolic 

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==Property Details== 
==Property Details== 

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===Location=== 
===Location=== 

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+  The Eccentricity property is located in the Orbital Elements section of the [[Motion]] tab of an object's properties panel, if that object has an Orbital Parent. 
===Units=== 
===Units=== 
Revision as of 18:13, 7 August 2019
The Eccentricity of an object's orbit represents how circular the orbit is. Eccentricity cannot be negative, and higher Eccentricity values indicate a more elongated orbit. The value of the Eccentricity property will also determine the type of orbit or trajectory:
 Eccentricity = 0: circular
 0 < Eccentricity < 1: elliptical
 Eccentricity = 1: parabolic
 Eccentricity > 1: hyperbolic
Property Details
Location
The Eccentricity property is located in the Orbital Elements section of the Motion tab of an object's properties panel, if that object has an Orbital Parent.
Units
The Eccentricity property has no units, as eccentricity is a dimensionless parameter.