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The proportion of 1461 rotations to 4 orbital circuits

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Old June 8th 18, 09:01 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Gerald Kelleher
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Formatted as 365 rotations to 1 orbital circuit for three years and 366 rotations for one year, this represents the great achievement of predictive astronomy and the basis for both the Ptolemaic an RA/Dec astronomies. Unfortunately, since the late 17th century via RA/Dec, the fudging to make the Earth's motions fit into this 365/366 rotation scheme has disrupted the links between planetary motions and terrestrial sciences.

The raw structure is very close to 1461 rotations to four orbital circuits or 365 1/4 for one orbital circuit based on the core observation which defines the orbital position of the Earth around the Sun, in this case the observation that the great star Sirius is seen far enough to one side of the central Sun to be seen after been absent from view for a number of months. The intricacies of this orbital and annual event will always be there for those who appreciate it or not and in respect and humility to that astronomer in antiquity who first made the discovery which is the basis of timekeeping astronomy -

".. on account of the procession of the rising of Sirius by one day in the course of 4 years,.. therefore it shall be, that the year of 360 days and the 5 days added to their end, so one day shall be from this day after every 4 years added to the 5 epagomenae before the new year" Canopus Decree 238 BC

This is only the beginning of a journey for those of integrity and dignity, after all, the 1461 to 4 proportion is close but not exact therefore the precession of the equinoxes joins in as a spectacle. In a world where people can say whatever they want in a form of intellectual anarchy, some may wish to retreat to a stable environment which offers the observer a thousand times more satisfaction than the effort put into becoming familiar with the technical and historical principles.

Old June 11th 18, 09:13 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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I understand all too well how a single mistake governed astronomy so much for the last number of centuries but no longer hold anyone responsible whether this generation or any other. The inevitable conclusion of RA/Dec reckoning is that there are more rotations than 24 hour days by inserting split references to the Sun and stars as opposed to a single graceful combination of day/night.


The reference of the circle of illumination and sunrise/sunset as the Sun comes into view at dawn and disappears from sight before twilight is the bedrock on which a Sun centered system is founded. Not unsurprisingly, it must take an inhuman effort to introduce an artificial perspective meant to justify circumpolar motion at night as the benchmark for rotation and its attempt to bypass the day/night cycle in terms of rotational cause and effect.

Old June 13th 18, 09:12 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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It is because the first annual appearance of Sirius has such a profound impact on astronomy and timekeeping that more attention should be given towards a proper explanation which distinguishes daily and orbital motions.

By a simple adjustment to anchor the Sun as stationary and central, the 'rising' of Sirius is set free to serve another and more important purpose in terms of the orbital motion of the Earth. In this respect Sirius disappears from view at twilight and then reappears months later as a dawn appearance, this entire event is strictly a property of the Earth's annual motion around the central Sun as important proof obscured presently by those who lock the stars in daily circumpolar motion and RA/Dec concerns.

One astronomer in antiquity argued that Sirius doesn't return constantly in 365 days but skips an annual first appearance after four cycles of 365 days by one day. It is this proportion that should delight those who use timekeeping for predictive purposes and those who apply themselves to structural astronomy, cause and effect or the many other areas of astronomy.

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