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Observational Records of Stars in Indian Texts – III (Gemini)


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1 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 411 008, India
2 Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, High Grounds, Bengaluru 560 001, India
 

In continuation of the compilation of all bright stars in various texts based on the listed coordinates, we present here the coordinates of the stars in the region of Gemini. Using the 27 nakṣatras on the ecliptic, the coordinates were matched for the epochs of the catalogues to resolve possible ambiguity in the identification of faint stars. In an attempt to cover the stars beyond the zodiac, conversions of coordinates are very useful. Those lists which hint at the actual observational data are chosen for the study. Although the region specified is Gemini, it covers all Declinations within the Right Ascension 4 hours to 6 hours.
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R. Venketeswara Pai
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 411 008, India
B. S. Shylaja
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, High Grounds, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Abstract


In continuation of the compilation of all bright stars in various texts based on the listed coordinates, we present here the coordinates of the stars in the region of Gemini. Using the 27 nakṣatras on the ecliptic, the coordinates were matched for the epochs of the catalogues to resolve possible ambiguity in the identification of faint stars. In an attempt to cover the stars beyond the zodiac, conversions of coordinates are very useful. Those lists which hint at the actual observational data are chosen for the study. Although the region specified is Gemini, it covers all Declinations within the Right Ascension 4 hours to 6 hours.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv117%2Fi8%2F1383-1386