[time-nuts] telling time without a clock

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 26 20:02:13 EST 2012


On 1/26/12 4:35 PM, Jim Lux wrote:

> Yeah, that is something I don't have a feel for.. How many stars are
> candidates? I assume you could get a moon RA/declination list, and then
> run that against the star list.
>
> This is one of those things that I was hoping there's probably someone
> who has a program that can do the search trivially.
>
> I have a moon ephemeris, but I haven't found a convenient star catalog
> (something in ASCII that has ID, RA, Dec, Mag would be nice)
>

OK.. I found something.. A list of the 301 brightest stars (down to 
about 3.55 mag)..
Bummer.. only about 5 or 6 of them are anywhere near where the moon goes 
in 2012.  (as in within a few degrees in declination)




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