On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> 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 ?

with decimals.

Pete.

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