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Determining planetary positions in the sky for $\pm 50$ years to an accuracy of $\stackrel{<}{_{\sim}} 1^{\circ}$ with a calculator}

Tanmay Singal and Ashok k. Singal
Arxiv ID: 0910.2778Last updated: 9/14/2020
In this paper, we describe a very simple method to calculate the positions of the planets in the sky. The technique used enables us to calculate planetary positions to an accuracy of $\stackrel{<}{_{\sim}} 1^{\circ}$ for $\pm 50$ years from the starting epoch. Moreover, this involves very simple calculations and can be done using a calculator. All we need are the initial specifications of planetary orbits for some standard epoch and the time periods of their revolutions.

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