Printable finder charts for Urania
|Date span||Date of |
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|Aug 2011 – Jan 2012||12 Nov||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Jul 2018 – Dec 2018||18 Sep||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Sep 2022 – Feb 2023||29 Nov||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Jul 2029 – Dec 2029||7 Oct||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Oct 2033 – Mar 2034||16 Dec||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Aug 2040 – Jan 2041||25 Oct||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Jun 2047 – Nov 2047||3 Sep||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
The charts above are were generated using StarCharter, a command-line tool for producing vector-graphics charts of the night sky, written by the author and freely available for download.
The paths of the planets are taken from the DE430 planetary ephemeris computed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Planetary positions were extracted from the DE430 files using EphemerisCompute, which was also written by the author, and is also freely available for download.
Asteroid positions are computed from orbital elements made available by Ted Bowell at the Lowell Observatory. Comet positions are computed from orbital elements published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).