RE: [thefixedstars] Precession correction
- Diana, thank you for this!!
>From: "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...>
>Subject: [thefixedstars] Precession correction
>Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 12:30:41 -0400
>1980 positions of Stars
> Posted by: "Derek Reveres" l_awake_l@... lreveres
> Date: Sat Aug 5, 2006 1:14 am (PDT)
>Hey all, was just wondering, I have a list of several stars with their
>positions as of 2000. However, I was born in 1980 and want to see what
>stars might have been aligned with my planets at the time. How much
>precession/correction do I subtract to find the old positions?
>Precession moves 0 deg 0 min 50.23 secs per year, and is added as
>time progresses (subtracted if you are going back in time)
>From Jan 1 1980 to Jan 1 2000 is 0 deg 16 min 44.6 secs.
>So add this amount to your natal positions, or subtract it from the
>stars' 2000 positions.
>(if you have a hand calculator that deals with degrees-minutes-seconds,
>you can refine it further to fit your exact birth date)