AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ANCIENT STAR CATALOG.

@article{Rawlins1982ANIO,
  title={AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ANCIENT STAR CATALOG.},
  author={D. Rawlins},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={1982},
  volume={94},
  pages={359}
}
  • D. Rawlins
  • Published 1982
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Various tests are applied to Claudius Ptolemy's long-suspect claim that he himself observed the more than 1000 objects in the Ancient Star Catalog. An obvious consequence of observing under the influence of Ptolemy's large equinox-position error is found not to exist in the Catalog. The true observer's latitude, rough epoch, and probable identity are discovered. Hitherto-lost details of his fundamental work are reconstructed, including the earliest known accurate observation of the obliquity… Expand

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