Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Appearance and Browsers
2. Khaldea2001+™, the KhaldeaEphemeris™
and the KhaldeaCalendar™
4. Rights and Permissions
1. USE, APPEARANCE AND BROWSERS
This site sometimes looks messed up in my browser. What can I do?
You are probably running a very old browser. Itís time to upgrade. CyberWorld Khaldea is designed to look and run best in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+. IE 6.0 is light and quick-loading, well worth the free download.
Additionally, you may not have the TrueType Font Verdana installed on your machine. Have a look at the page How to Best Use and View CyberWorld Khaldea to see what youíre missing and to download IE 6 and Verdana.
I canít get the menus to drop-down. Whatís the matter?
Youíre not in Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher and you're in the Rudhyar Archive. The menu system for all other areas of the site is compatible with both Internet Explore 4+ and Netscape4+. We'll soon upgrade the menu system in the Rudhyar Archive.
I use Internet Explorer 5.5, my machine has the Verdana font installed and my monitor is 800x600 resolution, but things still donít always look perfect. Whatís the problem?
You probably have the browser text size on a setting other than medium. If you are using another setting things will occasionally look bit off, but not much. Weíve done our best to make CyberWorld Khaldea look good for vision impaired visitors who require a larger font setting. But with a text size other than medium things will sometimes look a bit off, and lines may break and wrap where they shouldnít.
CyberWorld Khaldea is designed to look perfect with browser text size medium. You can reset the text size to medium via browser menu - view>>text size>>medium.
2. KHALDEA2001+™ and the KHALDEA EPHEMERIDENS, ASPECTARIANS AND CALENDARS
What is Khaldea2001+™ and how accurate is the data it outputs and displays in your ephemeriden, aspectarians and calendars.
Khaldea2001+™ (and its version predecessors) is a proprietary software application which generates and graphically displays high-precision data. It is currently in its fifth version and has been in existence since 1985. It has always been a highly interactive graphic application, it has always displayed round chart wheels with very legible glyphs and symbols. A DOS version never existed. It has never used even a single line of BASIC of any favor. It displayed and printed round charts wheels, it had real glyphs and symbols, it was written in the C language, it was in Windows version 1.0, way back when other astro apps could only display and print square charts lacking glyphs and symbols.
In short, Khaldea2001+™ - known as AstroSpheres before 1994 - was the first desktop application to display a true astrological chart wheel in a MS Windows GUI, as well as the first full astrological application with its front-end and back-end programmed entirely in the C language. Additionally, the software was upgrade during 2001, and its designation changed from Khaldea2001 to Khaldea2001+
Our new Khaldea2001+™ - which generates the chart graphics, the KhaldeaEphemeris™ and the KhaldeaCalendar™ - has a general accuracy within 0.3 arcsecond (three-tenths of a second arc) for all positions; times for aspects, stations, ingresses, and other timed data in the aspectarian are accurate to one minute on the clock.
Will Khaldea2001+™ be made available as a commercial product.
Probably not. But we hope to soon make an online version available which will generate, display and print dazzling chart graphics and data displays. We also plan to do more with our ephemeriden and calendars.
I've noticed that the KhaldeaEphemeris™ is very accurate when compared to the American Ephemeris. But one thing is odd. In your Year 2000 ephemeris the Moon's position always seems within 1 seconds of a arc of the American Ephemeris, but for the year 2001 it's always about 30 seconds off. What's going on?
The KhaldeaEphemeris™ is calculated in Universal Time (UT) - meaning it factors in DeltaT, which has a current value of about 65 seconds (one minute and 5 seconds). The American Ephemeris uses UT for its 20th Century ephemeris, but does not for its 2001-2050 ephemeris. That accounts for the difference.
Well, I've noticed that the 3,000 year KhaldeaEphemeris™ varies slightly for ancient times and for future centuries when compared with some systems claiming to be as accurate as the JPL. What's going on?
We are aware of this. The variation lies not in the precision of our core data, but in variations of DeltaT. There are several methods of calculating DeltaT for the deep past and for the future. Accurate data is only available for the years 1620AD to 2014AD. There are various ways of guessing and extrapolating DeltaT for the future and for the deep past. Additionally, while the DeltaT value for 2002 is merely about 65 seconds, by the end of the century it is estimated to be about 15 minutes. DeltaT is also thought to have had a very high value in the past. So, the variations you notice are actually the result of very small differences in DeltaT.
Importantly, KhaldeaTechnology incorporates the latest (as of 2002) values for the known range of DeltaT (1620-2014). Other systems usually do not factor known DeltaT values beyond 1996 or 2000, and set-up extrapolation values for the early 21st Century which deviate substantially from known values, producing inaccurate DeltaT values for dates beyond Year 1999.
Learn all about this issue, and how the different methods of extrapolating DeltaT vary, at the webpage Delta T: Approximate Algorithms for Historical Periods, sponsored by the Universiteit Utrecht.
Iíve read the Notices page outlining this site's conditions of use, and I understand I may print pages of this site for my personal use only, that the print-outs cannot be sold, distributed or even given away.
I accept these conditions, but I canít get the pages to print-out properly. My printer clips off parts of the text and images. How can I fix this problem?
Easily done. Every page of CyberWorld Khaldea is designed to print well on virtually any laser or inkjet printer. To remedy your problem, simply go to the Browser menu selection File>>PageSetup and reset the left and right margins to a smaller setting, preferably to 0.3-0.4 inch for 8.5 inch paper (or about 5mm if youíre using A4 sized paper). You may need to experiment a bit for best results.
4. RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
Iíve read the Notices page outlining this site's conditions of use, and I realize written permission is required to translate or publish any of its text, data or graphics. How does one obtain permission?
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state the title of the work you wish to obtain permission to use and include a comprehensive statement regarding how you intend to publish and distribute it. If you wish to web publish (or translate and web publish) any material archived on this site, please include your siteís URL.
Does CyberWorld Khaldea offer syndicated content?
We are considering the possibility. If youíre interested, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Is it all right to use images appearing on CyberWorld Khaldea on my personal site without asking permission? I'm not making any money off it, but I want to use the ephemeris and calendar and lots of the astrological charts on my personal site.
Please carefully read the Notices page. What you propose is strictly prohibited. If you do so otherwise, you will be in violation of US and International Copyright. We are hyper-vigilant and we will discover your unauthorized use.
I'm an astrology teacher and I wish to distribute copies of some of the articles, charts, ephemeridens, and other materials published on CyberWorld Khaldea to my students. Do I need permission to do so.
Please carefully read the Notices page. Permission is required to even give away anything (even a print-out) appearing on this site.
We ask that you respect our copyrights and honor the site's conditions of use. There is no other domain in cyberspace offering anything of the magnitude of what is made freely available worldwide at CyberWorld Khaldea. Part of the CyberWorld Khaldea Master Plan for the 21st Century is to make astrology and its tools freely available to everyone worldwide.
We are literally opening our vaults to the world, and what flows out represents a tremendous investment, and decades of labor. Nowhere on this planet, during any era, has there ever been a high-precision astrological emphemeris, aspectarian and calendar made available in 12 time zones worldwide - until here, now at CyberWorld Khaldea. And now we offer you the only 3,000 year daily astrological ephemeris ever published. We can web publish hundred, indeed thousands, of beautiful, computer-generated astrological charts only because we solely developed and own the software which makes it possible. We make all this freely available only to those who visit our domain, partially because we want to expose them to the online articles and books we freely offer our visitors. And there's no doubt that no other astrological and metaphysical site matches CyberWorld Khaldea for rich, meaningful content.
So, if you want to share material appearing on our domain, please tell your friends and students about the vast and beautiful domain of CyberWorld Khaldea, and have them visit us themselves. And please help our mission to make the tools of astrology freely available worldwide by making a freewill donation.
Closer to your question, we are currently working on a plan to enable teachers and others like you to easily obtain authorized material - for a small contribution. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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