Longitudes of the junction-stars ! (20diacal asterisms) : CONJUNCTION OF A PLANET AND A STAR 1-4. Eight, eighteen, tem, fourteen, twelve, eight, twenty two, thirteen, mine, fourteen, thirteen, thirteen, nineteen, twelve, twelve, fifteen, tem, six, thirteen, thirteen, twelve, eighteen, eleven, twelve, twenty-one , seventeerm, and fifteen- each of these numbers being increased by (the sum of) the preceding numbers, in the order in which they have been stated above, are to be taken as the degrees of the longitudes of the junction-stars of the (twenty seven) 10k90tr25. To the longitudes of (the junction-stars of) Puirvasadha, Sravapa, Mula, Magha, Dhanistha, Bharapi, and Uttarāsadha (thus obtained), one should further add thirty mi nutes (of arc). * 1. The longitudes of thejunction-stars stated above are, in some cases, slightly different from those given in the author's bigger work, the Maha-Bhaskarya. The differences are exhibited by the following table : 2. Junction-star of Differences between the longitudes of the junction-stars A5vin Bharam of the twenty-seven 10:20traऽ 15 Longitude given in 278 6* 18 269 6० 30' 30 । 1 The junction-stars (yogatāra) of the maksatraऽ are the prominent stars of the makyatras which were used in the study of the conjunction of the planets, especially the Moon, with them.
- Cf. MBh, i. 63-66(i).