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The Indian Astronomical Ephemeris

The Indian Astronomical Ephemeris is published anually by the Positional Astronomy Centre, Kolkata for providing astronomical data to observational astronomers and other users, such as Panchang makers. While astronomical ephemeris with similar data are compiled by seven more countries in the world, the Indian Ephemeris is designed to cater to our particular national requirements.

This book contains about 500 pages, published in only English language and its contents are divided into six parts such as :

Part I : TIME, SUN, MOON, PLANETS

Part II : STARS

Part III : TABLES OF SUNRISE, SUNSET AND MOONRISE, MOONSET

Part IV : ECLIPSES AND OCCULTATIONS

Part V : ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA AND MISCELLANEOUS TABLES

Part VI : INDIAN CALENDAR

In accordance with the resolutions adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at its meeting held in 1976 and 1979 relating to time, reference frame and astronomical constants, the epoch of the standard reference system in this publication is J 2000.5 and the argument of the ephemerides is terrestrial time.

Copies available from :

  • The Controller of Publications, Civil lines, Delhi - 110054
  • Govt. of India Book Depot, 8, K.S. Roy Road, Kolkata - 700001
  • Govt. of India Kitab Mahal, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi
  • Govt. of India Book Depot, New Marine Lines, Mumbai
  • Positional Astronomy Centre, Salt Lake, Sector - V, Kolkata - 700091
  • Other agents selling Govt. of India publications


Price : Rs. 600.00 for paper back copy and Rs. 150.00 for CD only.