On the epoch of the Antikythera mechanism and its eclipse predictor

@article{Carman2014OnTE,
  title={On the epoch of the Antikythera mechanism and its eclipse predictor},
  author={C. Carman and J. Evans},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={693-774}
}
  • C. Carman, J. Evans
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
  • The eclipse predictor (or Saros dial) of the Antikythera mechanism provides a wealth of astronomical information and offers practically the only possibility for a close astronomical dating of the mechanism. We apply a series of constraints, in a sort of sieve of Eratosthenes, to sequentially eliminate possibilities for the epoch date. We find that the solar eclipse of month 13 of the Saros dial almost certainly belongs to solar Saros series 44. And the eclipse predictor would work best if the… CONTINUE READING
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