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Burmese eclipse calculations

Gislén, Lars LU (2015) In JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE 18(1). p.52-64
Abstract (Swedish)
We investigate the workings of an early eighteenth century instrument for predicting eclipses described by the French astronomer de la Hire in his book Tabulae Astronomicae.
Abstract
Two Burmese eclipse calculations, one lunar and one solar, are analysed using examples from a Burmese manuscript. The fundamental parameters are with some important exceptions the same as in the Suryasiddhanta, but the handling of, for instance, parallax in the solar eclipse is different and much simplified. Specific to Burma are also the shadow calculations.
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