Ephemerides of the Asteroids Ceres Pallas Juno Vesta 1900 – 2000 Eleanor Bach George Climlas 1975


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“Ephemerides of the Asteroids” subtitled “Ceres Pallas Juno Vesta 1900 – 2000” by Eleanor Bach and George Climlas. Originally published by Celestial Communications in 1973, this is a second printing from 1975, so stated. The book is a hard cover measuring 5 x 7 inches, it is in excellent gently used condition; flipping through quickly, the pages appear to be clean and unmarked except for three numbers written in pencil on the front flyleaf.


An Ephemeris (plural, ephemerides) is a daily table showing planetary positions. The first printed ephemerides date from about 1600 and were a controversial innovation. Many astrologers felt those who couldn’t calculate planetary positions probably couldn’t calculate – or read – a chart, either. Early hand calculated ephemerides were often inaccurate as well. Oddly enough, it wasn’t the astrologers who were most interested in keeping track of planetary positions. It was the navy – the British navy, especially. Nowadays, it’s the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. All modern ephemerides (and tables of houses, too) are computer generated and extremely accurate. Eleanor Bach gave astrology the first asteroid ephemeris in the early 1970s, with somewhat rounded positions for Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta. (She hired a programmer for the calculation work.) This book has Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta with their movements through the heavens from 1900 -2000. A wonderful reference book for any astrologer.

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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 3 in