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    Re: historical star coordinates
    From: Robert H. van Gent
    Date: 2012 Oct 23, 11:54 +0000

    Hi,
    
    Try Sky View Café at
    
      http://www.skyviewcafe.com/skyview.php
    
    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.
    
    John
    
    On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Greg Rudzinski 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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