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By Jose Chabas, Bernard R Goldstein

A Survey of ecu Astronomical Tables within the overdue heart Ages is a primary try to classify and illustrate the varied astronomical tables compiled from concerning the tenth century to the early sixteenth century within the Latin West. The compilation of astronomical tables was once an enormous and dynamic highbrow firm. those tables reply to a wide selection of astronomical difficulties and computational wishes, and comprise a great number of creative suggestions proposed through astronomers over the centuries. within the absence of algebraic notation and mathematical graphing concepts, a desk used to be frequently easy methods to transmit detailed info to the reader. certainly, an astronomical desk isn't really a only a checklist of knowledge, yet a dependent strategy to current numerical info of astronomical curiosity. ..".the entire publication that is a very good advisor for all those who find themselves drawn to the heritage of medieval eu astronomy and, in particular, in medieval astronomical tables." Julio Samso, collage of Barcelona

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Thus, the latitude for which the table is valid is φ = 90° − (hmax + hmin)/2 = 50°, in agreement with the latitude of Liège given in the manuscript (50;6°). 8: Meridian solar altitude for Liège Days 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 J 18 F 26 27 19 20 28 29 30 21 22 23 25 A M 36 48 57 37 49 38 50 39 40 41 51 53 32 43 54 33 44 55 31 35 45 63 57 62 62 59 60 63 64 61 S O N D 56 45 33 23 17 55 44 32 22 21 54 43 53 42 30 52 41 29 51 61 60 59 62 58 56 46 47 Altitude (°) J J A 58 52 42 34 24 M 57 63 62 56 50 40 39 38 31 28 17 16 20 19 27 49 37 26 48 36 25 35 24 17 23 17 47 46 34 18 16 17 9.

1125–1127. The maximum length of daylight (14;51h) occurs at Gem 30° (= Cnc 0°) and the minimum length (9;9h), at Sgr 30° (= Cap 0°). 7A: Length of daylight in hours and minutes (excerpt) Arg. (°) Ari (h) Tau (h) Gem (h) ... 1 2 ... 29 30 12; 3 12; 5 13;21 13;23 14;25 14;27 ... 9;28* 9;40 10;40**** 10;47 13;16 13;18 14;22 14;24 14;51 14;51 ... 9;39 ** 9;42 *** 11;57 12; 0 * Instead of 9;38. *** Instead of 10;42. Aqr (h) Psc (h) ** Instead of 10;39. **** Instead of 10;44. These data correspond to a geographical latitude of 39;54°, which is attested for Toledo.

20 ... 29 30 Capricorn Asc. Eq. t. (°) (°) Aquarius Asc. Eq. t. (°) (°) Pisces Asc. Eq. t. (°) (°) ... Sagittarius Asc. Eq. t. (°) (°) 1; 6 2;11 3;41 3;33 33;15 34;17 0;37 0;33 63; 4 64; 1 0;12 0;15 328;50 6;59 329;53 6;55 10;53 2;37 42;29 0;10 71;33 0;38 338;21 6; 6 21;39 1;31 52;25 0; 1 80;49 1;21 349; 7 5; 4 31;10 32;13 0;44 0;41 61; 9 62; 7 0; 8 0;10 89; 5 90; 0 2; 5 2;10 358;54 3;56 360; 0 3;49 The tradition based on the table in al-Battānī’s zij (Nallino 1903–1907, 2:61–64) is found in the Almanac of Azarquiel, the Toledan Tables, Ibn al-Kammād’s zij, the Tables of Barcelona, the editio princeps of the Alfonsine Tables, among many others.

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