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Ancient Chinese observations of planetary positions and a table of planetary occultations

Abstract

Ancient Chinese records of observations of planetary positions are introduced and classified. A table which includes 66 records of planetary occultations is given in this paper. Those ancient records are valuable for research on the secular motions of planets.

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Ciyuan, L. Ancient Chinese observations of planetary positions and a table of planetary occultations. Earth Moon Planet 40, 111–117 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00056020

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Keywords

  • Secular Motion
  • Ancient Record
  • Planetary Position
  • Chinese Record
  • Planetary Occultation