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Re: VMs: Research Note: f67r2
--- Robert Teague <rteague@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Going with Larry's suggestion that the top of the
> circle is
> the beginning, I designated that as January, and
> went from there.
In a number of circular illustrations, the
starting point looks more like 10:30. Of course,
we don't know if this is consistently used.
Also, there's the start mark at 09:00 in the
This is both good and bad: it gives less hold
on the picture, but more options to find a match
Note that old zodiac illustrations are equally
inconsistent in this area, even in the direction
(clockwise or anticlockwise).
> Jan 5* Aldebaran
> Feb Mars
> Mar 6* Regulus
> Apr 6* Spica
> May 5* Zubenelgenubi
> Jun 5* Antares
> Sep 3* Jupiter/Saturn
> Oct 4 Hamal
> Nov 2* Aldebaran
Whether Zubenelgenubi or Hamal are bright is
quite arguable. OTOH they are important stars
of the zodiac constellations...
Relevant, also, is the handling of the calendar.
Is this pre- or post- Gregorian reform?
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