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An Historical Perspective on Lunar Occultations of Stars: Periodicity and Circumstances

  • K. Rupa
  • Padmaja Venugopal
  • S. Balachandra Rao
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 54)

Abstract

In Indian astronomical texts, generally the lunar occultation of particular stars, like Makhā (Regulus), Citrā (Spica), Rohiṇi (Aldebaran) and Jyesṭhā (Antares), are considered important. In this paper, a study of the phenomenon of a lunar occultation and the periodicity of this phenomenon are discussed. Actual circumstances of some occultations of stars cited by earlier authors and also recordings inscribed on stone are worked out.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rupa
    • 1
  • Padmaja Venugopal
    • 2
  • S. Balachandra Rao
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGlobal Academy of TechnologyBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsSJB Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics, Gandhi Centre of Science and Human ValuesBharatiya VidyaBhavanBangaloreIndia

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