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