Printable finder charts for Astraea
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|Dec 2011 – May 2012||11 Mar||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Dec 2015 – May 2016||15 Feb||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Nov 2019 – Apr 2020||21 Jan||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Oct 2023 – Mar 2024||29 Dec||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Sep 2027 – Feb 2028||8 Dec||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Feb 2037 – Jul 2037||20 Apr||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Jan 2041 – Jun 2041||30 Mar||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Dec 2044 – May 2045||7 Mar||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG||PNGPDF-RGBPDF-CMYKSVG|
|Nov 2048 – Apr 2049||10 Feb||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).