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RE: [thefixedstars] Precession correction

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  • Derek Reveres
    Diana, thank you for this!!
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 7, 2006
      Diana, thank you for this!!

      >From: "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...>
      >Reply-To: thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: [thefixedstars] Precession correction
      >Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 12:30:41 -0400
      >Derek sent:
      >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)
      >Love Diana
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