"Henri Wilson" <HW@..> wrote in message
> On 15 Mar 2006 05:12:24 -0800, "George Dishman" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Henri Wilson wrote:
>>> On 14 Mar 2006 02:53:58 -0800, "George Dishman"
>>> When the star lies well beyond the critical distance, brightness curves
>>> hard to interpret.
>>Your program should still produce curves, not crash.
> It doesn't crash on my computer.
I don't have time to write any more tonight
but I found part of the problem, low values
of eccentricity cause the blue curve to blow
up. Try using 0.1 then 0.01 then 0.001 and
you should see what I mean. The graph vanishes
for zero. I used an orbital period of 0.0041
years (1.5 days) but I don't think it matters
The program crashes if the number of orbits
is >25. For the pulsar we need to use at least
1200, probably more.