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2015MNRAS.454.1086J - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 454, 1086-1104 (2015/November-3)

Study of the star catalogue (epoch AD 1396.0) recorded in ancient Korean astronomical almanac.

JEON J., LEE Y.B. and LEE Y.-S.

Abstract (from CDS):

The study of old star catalogues provides important astrometric data. Most of the researches based on the old star catalogues were manuscript published in Europe and from Arabic/Islam. However, the old star catalogues published in East Asia did not get attention. Therefore, among the East Asian star catalogues we focus on a particular catalogue recorded in a Korean almanac. Its catalogue contains 277 stars that are positioned in a region within 10° of the ecliptic plane. The stars in the catalogue were identified using the modern Hipparcos catalogue. We identified 274 among 277 stars, which is a rate of 98.9 percent. The catalogue records the epoch of the stars' positions as AD 1396.0. However, by using all of the identified stars we found that the initial epoch of the catalogue is AD 1363.1±3.2. In conclusion, the star catalogue was compiled and edited from various older star catalogues. We assume a correlation with the Almagest by Ptolemaios. This study presents newly analysed results from the historically important astronomical data discovered in East Asia. Therefore, this star catalogue will become important data for comparison with the star catalogues published in Europe and from Arabic/Islam.

Abstract Copyright: © 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)

Journal keyword(s): history and philosophy of astronomy - catalogues - astrometry

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/454/1086): table1.dat tableb.dat>

CDS comments: Warning: wrong associations in Tables B1-B5 : HIP 20635 /kap02 Tau; HIP 27913 /Chi1 Tau; HIP 57328 /ksi Leo; HIP 57380 /nu Leo; HIP 57757 /bet Leo; HIP 58590 /pi Leo; HIP 78104 /rho Lib; HIP 104459 /nu Cap.

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