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    Re: Algorithm for star ephemerides?
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2001 Apr 20, 06:19 EDT

    Bob Batten's mailing of a few days ago, copied below, contains a typo which
    could mislead searchers.
    The author's name is not Muess, but Jean Meeus.
    There's also on earlier version of the same work entitled "Astronomical
    formulae for calculators".
    Both are a wonderful mine of information on calculating celestial
    positions, and much else beside.
    But neither contains a catalogue of positions of the limited number of
    navigational stars, with names and proper-motions, which I think was the
    object of the initial enquiry. This would indeed be a useful addition to a
    future edition. But as Bob Batten points out, the work is primarily
    intended for astronomers rather than navigators.
    >Check out "Astronomical Algorithms" by Muess under the "Math and
    >Celestial Mechanics" section of the Willmann-Bell Inc. astronomy
    >booksellers web site www.willbell.com.  It's intended for astronomers,
    >but the algorithms still apply.
    >S/V Omnity
    >Lake Erie shore of Michigan
    George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    Tel. 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.

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