NEW DISCOVERIES IN BETTY HILL'S STAR MAP


written by
Joachim Koch and Hans-Jürgen Kyborg

©1993,1995, Berlin, Germany English version co-edited by Doug Girling, Vancouver, Canada,©1995


Database

SEVERAL sketches were used to find the right pattern which we cannot show here all. You should  switch on your computer and, if available, run the "Dance of the Planets" program. (We would like to stress that we do not advertise for this program here, but it was the one we used for our investigations in 1993. Of course, it is out of date in 2016 since it is an old DOS-program.) If you do, please create a "users database" with the planets of our system and the asteroids from the program's own database as we have described in the text and look for the amazing patterns. You can connect the planets and asteroids - according to Betty's map - for yourself. Nowadays (2016) there are much better programs available. But for historic reasons, we displayed our original sketches here.

With this database, we used the perspectives listed in Table 2. If you want to play around, you may use the same perspectives as we did, the data are given below. Watch the changes of the pattern as you change perspective. So it is obvious that only a specific angle of sight has to be looked for to produce the final matching pattern - as Betty had seen it aboard the spaceship.

Table 2. Solar System 

Date (dd.mm.yy) Time (UT)  Solar Latitude Solar Longitude Notes 
20.09.61 01:00 am 90° 105°  
20.09.61 01:00 am 30° 105° With planetary orbits printed
20.10.61 01:00 am 30° 100° With orbits printed
20.10.61 01:00 am 90° 100°  
20.10.61 01:00 am 30° 95° With orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am 30° 95° Without orbits, Hill pattern at its best!
" " " " As before, but with higher resolution
" " " " As before, but additionally with orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am 30° 185°  
20.10.61 01:00 am 30° 185° With orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am 185° With orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am 30° With orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am With orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am 310° With orbits
20.10.61 01:00 am 310°  

Table 3. The Asteroids in Betty Hill's Star Map on 20.10.1961 (1)

Name Orbital Period (Earth Years) Distance to Earth/Sun (AU) Solar Longitude Solar Latitude Right Ascension (RA) Declination Magnitude Orbital Inclination Radius(km)
Pallas 4.61 2.318/3.084 35° 31° 22h43'4" 755 9.1 34.81° 457
Interamnia 5.36 4.456/3.493 209° 13h25'8" 2253 12.3 17.30° 167
Europa 5.46 3.748/2.928 166° 53° 11h53'3" 437 12.1 7.44° 156
Psyche 5.00 3.551/3.07 137° 21° 10h17'1" 1001 11.9 3.09° 132
Daphne 4.59 3.031/2.521 138° 18° 10h19'5" 1017 12.5 15.78° 91
Pretoria 6.29 4.100/3.924 119° 38° 8h49'5" 225 14.8 20.55° 88

Table 4. The Planets on 20.10.1961 (1)

Planet Orbital Period (Earth years) Mass (Earth masses) Distance to Earth/Sun (AU) Heliocentric Longitude Right Ascension Declination Magnitude
Mercury 0.241 0.055 0.669/0.339 14°16' 13h58'5" -14°12' 2.3
Venus 0.615 0.805 1.502/0.719 147°59' 12h11'2" 0°28' -3.8
Earth 1.000 1.000 0.000/0.996 26°25' 0h00 0°00' 0.0
Mars 1.881 0.106 2.474/1.542 232°47' 14h40'0" -15°39' 1.5
Jupiter 11.862 314.031 4.949/5.082 20h02'8" -21°08' -2.4
Saturn 29.457 94.026 10.020/10.022 299°21' 19h42'3" -21°38' 0.3
Uranus 84.020 14.325 18.933/18.407 146°57' 10h07'7" 12°18' 5.5
Neptune 164.78 16.944 31.343/30.379 220°58' 14h34'6" -13°21' 8.0
Pluto 247.220 0.002 34.287/33.633 158°08' 11h04'1" 19°47' 14.3

NOTES:

  1. Tables 2, 3, and 4 were done with the databases of "The New Solar System" and "Dance of the Planets.

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