In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Peter Bunclark writes: >On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Tom Van Baak wrote: >> have no leap seconds. Astronomers appear to avoid >> using MJD altogether. > >Good grief. MJD is used widely in astronomy, for example in variablility >studies where you want a real number to represent time rather than deal >with the complications of parsing a date. It tends to be written into the >FITS header of practically every data file observed.
So how do you deal with fractional days in that format ? -- Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | TCP/IP since RFC 956 FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.