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Brightest Stars Catalog

Extraction of 92 stars >= 2.5 Mag from the vizier catalog, completed with some stars and star names.
V/53A Catalogue of the Brightest Stars (Ochsenbein+ 1988)
This research has made use of the VizieR catalogue access tool, CDS, Strasbourg, France
vizier.u-strasbg.fr
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Le catalogue des etoiles les plus brillantes Catalogue of the brightest stars
Ochsenbein F., Halbwachs J.L. =1987BICDS..32...83O
Ochsenbein F., Acker A., Legrand E., Poncelet J.M., Thuet-Fleck E.
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Algorithms
From the reference book Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus

Planets : VSOP87D theory
Tables extracted from ftp://ftp.imcce.fr/pub/ephem/planets/vsop87/ and adapted to Objective-C.

Bretagnon P., Francou G., : 1988, Astron. Astrophys., 202, 309.
Pierre Bretagnon, Gerard Francou Bureau des Longitudes
77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau F75014, Paris, France
Tel : (1) 40 51 22 69 (1) 40 51 22 60
E-Mail : pierre@imcce.fr francou@imcce.fr Fax : (1) 46 33 28 34


Moon : ELP2000 theory

The lunar ephemeris ELP2000 M. Chapront-Touze and J. Chapront
Service de Mecanique Celeste du Bureau des Longitudes
77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau F75014, Paris, France


Sky Maps

Free maps from the IAU site : http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/


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