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    Re: historical star coordinates
    From: John Huth
    Date: 2012 Oct 23, 09:09 -0400
    Rob - 

    That seems to work, thanks!


    On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 7:54 AM, Gent, R.H. van (Rob) <R.H.vanGent@uu.nl> wrote:

    Try Sky View Café at


    which, for 1 January 1000 AD, gives the declination of Polaris as 83d 47m 43s.

    If you wish, you can go back as far as -6000 when the declination of Polaris was 50d.

    Rob van Gent

    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of John H
    Sent: dinsdag 23 oktober 2012 12:45
    To: Gent, R.H. van (Rob)
    Subject: [NavList] Re: historical star coordinates

    Greg -

    Alas, it looks like it doesn't change back that far.   It still has Polaris
    at around 89 degrees declination.   In 1000 AD I'm pretty sure it's
    something like 6 degrees off that.


    On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---com>wrote:

    > John,
    > I went to CalSky and punched in 1000 AD for Deep - Sky then placed the
    > cursor on the desired star to get RA and DEC. This might work for you.
    > http://www.calsky.com/cs.cgi?
    > Greg Rudzinski
    > [NavList] historical star coordinates
    > From: John H
    > Date: 22 Oct 2012 19:21
    > Does anyone know of a location that gives you star coordinates back
    > some distance in time? In particular I'm interested in 1000 AD, but
    > also 1600 BC to present.
    > I suppose I could chug through a formula of the precession of the
    > equinoxes, but I was hoping that there is a handy website where you
    > punch in your date, and get decl. and RA for major stars.
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