pst-solarsystem: drawing solar objects Save the files pst-solarsystem.sty|tex|pro in a directory, which is part of your local TeX tree. The pro file should go into $TEXMF/dvips/pstricks/ Then do not forget to run texhash to update this tree. For more information see the documentation of your LATEX distribution on installing packages into your local TeX system or read the TeX Frequently Asked Questions: (http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instpackages). PSTricks is PostScript Tricks, the documentation cannot be run with pdftex, use the sequence latex->dvips->ps2pdf or xelatex.
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pst-solarsystem – Plot the solar system for a specific date
The package uses pstricks to produce diagrams of the visible planets, projected on the plane of the ecliptic. It is not possible to represent all the planets in their real proportions, so only Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars have their orbits in correct proportions and their relative sizes are observed. Saturn and Jupiter are in the right direction, but not in the correct size.
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package using PStricks for graphical output