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Alcyone Astronomical Tables - a collection of astronomical data in electronic form

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Alcyone Astronomical Tables 3.0 is a collection of astronomical data in electronic form. It provides detailed information on various astronomical phenomena (conjunctions with the Sun, planetary conjunctions, oppositions, stations, greatest eleongations, lunar phases, equinoxes and solstices, passages of aphelia and perihelia (apogee and perigee), transits, solar and lunar eclipses (including local circumstances) covering the period 3000 BC (2000 BC) to AD 3000. Alcyone Astrononomical Tables offers additional functionality as printing, chart generation, data export (Excel, HTML, ASCII, CSV), searching for specific values, and time range specification.The calculation (except eclipses) is based upon Steve Moshier's analytical ephemeris using trigonometric expansions for the earth and planets and the lunar ephemeris ELP2000-85 of Chapront-Touzé and Chapront for the moon, both adjusted to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's DE404 (see ).

All eclipse predictions were performed by Fred Espenak and Jean Meeus (NASA's GSFC).all data are pre-calculated and saved in a database, all calculations are very fast. Alcyone Astrononomical Tables can be used as a 'stand-alone program' and/or as an addition to
Alcyone Ephemeris.

Alcyone Astronomical Tables is shareware and runs under Windows XP/Vista/7.

download trial version (~75 MB)

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The following tables are provided with Alcyone Astronomical Tables:

  • Equinoxes and solstices
  • Planets in perihelion, aphelion, and nodes / Moon in perigee, apogee, and nodes,
  • Conjunctions, greatest elongations, and stations of the inferior planets
  • Conjunctions, oppositions, and stations of the superior planets
  • Phases of the moon
  • Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses
  • Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses
  • Local circumstances of solar eclipses
  • Local circumstances of lunar eclipses
  • Transits of Mercury and Venus, geocentric phase
  • Transits of Mercury and Venus, local circumstances
  • Times of rise, culmination, and set

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