library/data/.

Data Tables

This page contains a library of new or updated "data tables" for SkyMap Pro 6 or later. If you've created a new table which you'd like to share with other SkyMap Pro users, please send it (preferably compressed as a ZIP file) to chris@skymap.com.

After downloading a new table, unzip it to get the uncompressed ".tbl" file, then simply copy it to the "Data\Tables" subdirectory of your SkyMap Pro installation directory. If you select the Tools/Tables... menu item you should then see the name of the new table in the list of tables.


Greatest Elongations of Mercury 1950-2049

Click here to download (elongmer.zip, 8k)

This data table lists the dates at which Mercury is at its maximum eastern and western elongations from the Sun between the years 1950 and 2049. During an eastern elongation Mercury can be seen after sunset; during a western elongation Mercury can be seen before sunrise.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 03-DEC-1999


Greatest Elongations of Venus 1950-2049

Click here to download (elongven.zip, 2k)

This data table lists the dates at which Venus is at its maximum eastern and western elongations from the Sun between the years 1950 and 2049. During an eastern elongation Venus can be seen after sunset; during a western elongation Venus can be seen before sunrise.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 03-DEC-1999


Meteor Showers for the Years 2002-2005

Click here to download (meteor2005.zip, 32k)

This archive contains data tables, object catalogs, and map overlays containing information about meteor showers for the years 2002-2005. The information is supplied courtesy of the International Meteor Organization, http://www.imo.net. See the file "ReadMe.txt" within the archive for full information on using the files contained within the archive.

Contributed by Ben Siemerink (siemerink@lucent.com), 13-JAN-2000
15-MAR-00 Improved and updated.
15-DEC-00: Data added for the year 2001. Moving radiants now shown by map overlay file.
01-JAN-02: Data added for the year 2002.
22-DEC-02: Data added for the year 2003.
17-JAN-2004: Data added for the year 2004.
01-JAN-2005: Data added for the year 2005.


Mira Stars Maxima and Minima in 2002

Click here to download (mira2002.zip, 2k)

This data table lists dates of maxima and minima for Mira-type variable stars in 2002. It is based on the BAA handbook but has slight amendments for the stars with asterisks as no absolute value was given for the magnitude.

Contributed by Wayne Hawley (wayne@hawley1.freeserve.co.uk) 15-DEC-2001


Mutual Events of Galilean Satellites 2002-2003

Click here to download (gal2003.zip, 20k)

This data table mutual events of Jupiter's Galilean satellites during 2002 and 2003. It was originally done by J.E.Arlot and was downloaded from ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/pub/cats/J/A+A/383/719

From the author's abstract: Mutual occultation and eclipses of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter will occur in 2002-2003. This paper provides predictions of these events as well as information useful for their observations. Such events are uncommon, since they occur only every 6 years when the Earth and the Sun pass through the common orbital plane of the Galilean satellites. Therefore, we encourage professional and amateur astronomers to join the networks of observers in order to get as many observations as possible. Data on the predictions of the events are available on the web server of the Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul de Ephemerides (IMCCE) ( http://www.bdl.fr ).

Contributed by Bill Appelbaum (wcapp@hotmail.com), 01-FEB-2003


Oppositions of Mars 1950-2099

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This data table lists the dates at which Mars is at opposition between the years 1950 and 2099. Opposition occurs when the ecliptic longitude of the planet is exactly 180°different from that of the Sun, and is the time at which the planet is best placed for observation.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 05-DEC-1999


Oppositions of Jupiter 1950-2099

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This data table lists the dates at which Jupiter is at opposition between the years 1950 and 2099. Opposition occurs when the ecliptic longitude of the planet is exactly 180°different from that of the Sun, and is the time at which the planet is best placed for observation.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 05-DEC-1999


Oppositions of Saturn 1950-2099

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This data table lists the dates at which Saturn is at opposition between the years 1950 and 2099. Opposition occurs when the ecliptic longitude of the planet is exactly 180°different from that of the Sun, and is the time at which the planet is best placed for observation.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 05-DEC-1999


Oppositions of Uranus 1950-2099

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This data table lists the dates at which Uranus is at opposition between the years 1950 and 2099. Opposition occurs when the ecliptic longitude of the planet is exactly 180°different from that of the Sun, and is the time at which the planet is best placed for observation.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 05-DEC-1999


Oppositions of Neptune 1950-2099

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This data table lists the dates at which Neptune is at opposition between the years 1950 and 2099. Opposition occurs when the ecliptic longitude of the planet is exactly 180°different from that of the Sun, and is the time at which the planet is best placed for observation.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 05-DEC-1999


Oppositions of Pluto 1950-2099

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This data table lists the dates at which Pluto is at opposition between the years 1950 and 2099. Opposition occurs when the ecliptic longitude of the planet is exactly 180°different from that of the Sun, and is the time at which the planet is best placed for observation.

Contributed by Chris Marriott (chris@skymap.com), 05-DEC-1999