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ASTRONOMY BOOKS
GANGOOLY P
Surya Siddhanta £21/$38 HB

This is the most famous work on Astronomy from ancient India. The Reverend E. Burgess published the first translation in 1860. P. Gangooly is the editor. There are many notes and appendices.
   
JAIN V B
Astronomy (Relevant to Astrology) £6/$10 PB

There are chapters on the history of astronomy, Definitions, Earth and Solar System, the Zodiac, Moon and its Phases, Eclipses, Time Zones, Panchanga, Upagrahas and other matters. Useful for a basic understanding of astronomy. 140 pages
JAIN V B
Elements of Astronomy £9/$16 PB

A simple to understand and also very thorough exposition of astronomy useful to astrologers. Recommended for students. 245 pages
   
LAHIRI
Indian Ephemeris of Planets’ Positions £3/$5 PB

The standard work published annually and containing daily Nirayana Longitudes of planets with their latitude, declination and meridian passages; Tithi, Nakshatra and Yoga ending moments, a daily aspectarian and more other information than almost any astrologer will find a use for.
   
LAHIRI
Tables of Ascendants £3/$5 PB

Containing tables to find latitudes for all places up to 60 degrees north or south and 10th house for all places. Rules for finding other houses and information for locations from 60 to 90 degrees.
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LAHIRI
Tables of Sunrise, Sunset and Moonrise, Moonset £5/$9 HB

For all latitudes with variation for each day and each degree. For manual calculation of horoscope.
   
LAHIRI
Tables of the Sun £5/$9 HB

For finding the longitude of the Sun (both Tropical and Sidereal) and all other solar elements correct to a decimal of a second for the period 3200BC to 2400AD
   
NAIR D
Basic Astronomy for Astrologers £5/$9 PB

An introduction to astronomy for astrologers. It includes calculation of various astrological matters. 129 pages
   

VARAHAMIHIRA
Panchasiddhantika £15/$27 HB
After the Surya Siddhanta, which has been preserved in some detail, is this work by Varahamihira, who collected together five of the main Siddhantas – or works on astronomy. There is a lengthy introduction of 35 pages, the Sanskrit text and translation. 296 pages