Printable finder charts for Papagena
|Date span||Date of |
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|Jul 2015 – Dec 2015||12 Oct||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Aug 2020 – Jan 2021||27 Oct||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Aug 2025 – Jan 2026||11 Nov||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Sep 2030 – Feb 2031||26 Nov||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Sep 2035 – Feb 2036||9 Dec||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Oct 2040 – Mar 2041||20 Dec||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
The charts above 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.
The positions of asteroids are calculated from orbital elements published by Ted Bowell of the Lowell Observatory. Comet positions are computed from orbital elements published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).
Star positions and magnitudes were taken from the Hipparcos, Tycho, Tycho-2 and Gaia EDR3 catalogs.