for the Free Online Ephemeris and try the new COLORS control.
| The two-year Beta Version of the STAR Ephemeris, with the star control and aspect functions, can be downloaded to your computer for evaluation. All twenty years are available in the paid STAR Ephemeris.
Looking for the original chart colors? Click the white and black "target" icons in the COLORS control to toggle between the 2 options.
About the Antikythera Mechanism & Graphic Astrology/Astronomy Ephemeris
The Graphic Ephemeris is a twenty-first century digitally animated planet
and star chart. It presents the night sky as an analog timepiece,
akin to the Antikythera Mechanism.
The Antikythera Mechanism was an ancient astronomical clock or astrarium.
The ruins of this orrery device were recovered from a two thousand
year old sunken ship wreck in the Mediterranean Sea near the island
The relic is presumed to have been constructed by the early Greeks
who, unlike people of the modern era, did not distinguish between
astronomy and astrology. Both scientific observation and esoteric
knowledge were wound-up together in the Antikythera Mechanism.
A complex arrangement of clockwork-like gears controlled the mechanism,
as current day reconstructions of the device demonstrate. The Graphic Astrology Ephemeris, on the other
hand, utilizes a database of coordinates
driven by equations, to achieve a similar looking planetary cyclic
In the ancient world, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter
and Saturn were known. The
Graphic Ephemeris adds the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto to the display. The outer planets
are too dim to be seen with the naked eye and so were unknown by the ancients. Uranus however, is
visible at it's closest approach, under very clear skies.
Additional info about the latitude and longitude positions of the planets, along the ecliptic,
is described on the Star
Graphic Ephemeris page. The
Antikythera Mechanism did not display planetary latitudes in relation
to the zodiac, probably not because this info was unknown to the ancient
Greeks, but due instead to it's difficulty to "gear" it into the machine.
These celestial computers, like planetariums, astrolabes, tellurions and torquetums, are anaphoric
star disks, animated views of our solar system's complexity and beauty.
To buy the Ephemeris: Scroll up and click the buy ephemeris button or the Try Download or view the Free Online Ephemeris.