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Correction to: The Back Plate Inscription and eclipse scheme of the Antikythera Mechanism revisited

  • Paul Iversen
  • Alexander JonesEmail author
Correction

1 Correction to: Archive for History of Exact Sciences  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00407-019-00229-9

Tables 2 and 4 contained an incorrect set of values for the mean lunar latitudes associated with the tabulated eclipse possibilities. We here give the correct tables. The graphs in the article are based on the correct values. The authors are indebted to John D. Morgan for pointing out our error (Tables 2 and 4).
Table 2

Computed lunar latitudes for conjunctions that are candidates for solar EPs

Cell

Mean latitude

Index

2

− 0.552

 

8

0.900

Β

13

1.398

Γ

19

− 1.057

No EP

25

0.711

Ζ

31

− 0.361

Θ

37

0.010

 

43

0.342

 

49

− 0.692

 

55

1.038

 

60

1.262

 

66

− 0.919

 

72

0.571

Ρ

78

− 0.221

Τ

84

− 0.131

 

90

0.482

 

96

− 0.831

 

102

1.175

 

107

1.126

 

113

− 0.780

No EP

119

0.431

\( \bar{\Delta } \)

125

− 0.080

\( {\bar{\text{Z}}} \)

131

− 0.271

\( {\bar{\text{H}}} \)

137

0.622

\( \bar{\Theta } \)

143

− 0.969

 

148

− 1.330

 

149

1.311

 

154

0.988

 

160

− 0.641

 

166

0.291

 

172

0.061

\( \bar{\Pi } \)

178

− 0.412

\( {\bar{\text{P}}} \)

184

0.761

\( \bar{\Sigma } \)

190

− 1.107

No EP

195

− 1.194

 

196

1.447

 

201

0.850

 

207

− 0.501

 

213

0.150

 

219

0.201

 
Table 4

Data from Table 2, with index letters from Table 3, sorted in descending order of mean lunar latitude

Cell

Mean latitude

Index

196

1.447

\( \left[ {{\bar{\text{Y}}}?} \right] \)

13

1.398

Γ

149

1.311

\( \left[ {{\bar{\text{K}}}} \right] \)

60

1.262

[Ξ]

102

1.175

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107

1.126

\( \left[ {{\bar{\text{A}}}} \right] \)

55

1.038

[Ν]

154

1.988

\( \left[ {\bar{\Lambda }} \right] \)

8

0.900

Β

201

0.850

\( \left[ {\bar{\Phi }} \right] \)

184

0.761

\( \bar{\Sigma } \)

25

0.711

Ζ

137

0.622

\( \bar{\Theta } \)

72

0.571

Ρ

90

0.482

[Χ]

119

0.431

Δ̅

43

0.342

[Λ]

166

0.291

\( \left[ {\bar{\Xi }} \right] \)

219

0.201

[?]

213

0.150

[?]

172

0.061

\( \bar{\Pi } \)

37

0.010

[Κ]

125

− 0.080

\( {\bar{\text{Z}}} \)

84

− 0.131

[Φ]

78

− 0.221

Τ

131

− 0.271

Η̅

31

− 0.361

Θ

178

− 0.412

\( {\bar{\text{P}}} \)

207

− 0.501

[?]

2

− 0.552

[Α?]

160

− 0.641

[No EP]

49

− 0.692

[No EP]

113

− 0.780

No EP

96

− 0.831

[No EP]

66

− 0.919

[No EP]

143

− 0.969

[No EP]

19

− 1.057

No EP

190

− 1.107

No EP

195

− 1.194

[No EP]

148

− 1.330

[No EP]

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ClassicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Institute for the Study of the Ancient WorldNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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