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.