northanger (northanger) wrote,
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northanger

using swetest

swetest is the Swiss Ephemeris Test Page at astro.com (Astrodienst). learned how to use it reading 3 LILITHS INFO rev. June 17, 2003 by kumuastrosue.

astro.com also has a list of the numbered planets. simple steps to use this great feature:

[1] first, convert your time zone to UT. a quick+dirty way to do this is at Yahoo:

enter your city state (or province) and the words time zone. eg, nashville tn time zone. current time zone of nashville should appear. copy that. enter: london england time zone. copy that and compare. if you're in the US you're behind london; nashville is six hours (- 6:0 hours) behind london (or, GMT or UTC or UT):

Time in London, United Kingdom (GMT): 7:31 AM, Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) + 0:0 hours

Time in Nashville, TN, USA (CST): 1:31 AM, Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005
Central Standard Time (CST) is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) - 6:0 hours

[2] enter the following on the Swiss Ephemeris Test Page:

START DATE: D.M.YYYY
STEPS & STEPSIZE: (leave at 1)
PLANET SELECTION:

Fixed Stars: f -xfYildun
Asteroids: s -xs777
OUTPUT FORMAT: tPZs
OTHER OPTIONS: -ut07:31

Click the "submit" button and a new window opens displaying your info:

050125 Yildun,deUMi 1 cn 17'11.3117 0.0000000
051018 Gutemberga 24 ge 26' 0.9134 -0.0019804

note: minus sign indicates asteroid is in retrograde. Yildun is at 01Cancer17 on January 25th, and Gutemberga is retrograde in 24Ge26Rx on October 18th.

when i get some free time, i'll post up an excel worksheet that figures out the eon phases.

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