created by Carl Sabanski
"SUN": created by Ricardo Cernic
"SUN" is an Excel spread sheet application developed by diallist Ricardo Cernic. I am very pleased to be able to present this excellent work at The Sundial Primer. Thank you Ricardo for this opportunity!
Note: This version of the "SUN.xls" does not operate on Apple computers.
Ricardo has started a sundial blog site. Check out what he has and be sure to come back for more.
"SUN" consists of six pages as follows:
Please read this page as it gives background information about the application and how to contact Ricardo if you have any comments or suggestions. If you like "SUN" write and tell Ricardo.
EPHEMERIS OF THE SUN
"SUN" has a friendly user interface as illustrated in Figure 1.
The following information can be modified by entering new values:
The following information can be modified by selecting new values:
Left click in the cell you wish to change and a small arrow will appear. Select the arrow and a drop down list will appear that shows all the selections. Just pick the one you want.
There is also an "Interface Language" drop down list.
Figure 1: Ephemeris of the Sun
There are also 4 control buttons that perform the following functions:
Figure 2: Input Information Window
Here you will find information useful to the diallist as illustrated in Figure 3. The 3 control buttons operate as described above.
Figure 3: Dialist
This page has 3 clocks! Each clock can be set to show one of the following times:
EQUATION OF TIME
This page presents a table of the Equation of Time as illustrated in Figure 3. The year can be changed and the table will automatically be updated.
Figure 5: Equation of Time
This page lists all the terms used in the application and provides the following columns:
Not all the terms have been translated but you can help. There is 1 additional column where another translation can be entered.