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PCA Argus v4
Originally known as Electric Ephemeris, PCA Argus is the tool for both the professional and for the student accurately delivering charts, graphs, tables and a range of interpreters. PCA Argus 4, is a completely revised upgrade of the earlier version 3.1.
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The Live-Chartwheel
With the live-chartwheel (new in version 4) you get the ultimate tool for interpretations, forecasts and for birthtime rectification, where you can experiment and play around to get to used to what's new in version 4
Major differences between PCA v3 and PCA v4
The output is editable with cut, copy and paste.
The output can mix text and graphics (chartwheels ) in the same window.
Printing is now done the standard windows way.
A completely new user interface combines data-input, birthdata collections and program commands.
A unique interactive live-chartwheel with animated progressions, transits etc.
Ultra precise Swiss Ephemeris gives you seconds of arc precision over the time span from 3000 BC-3000 AD
Desktop-style command panel with clickable and user definable function icons.
User expandable gazetteer.
Tabbed birthdata pane, where you can have several birthdata collections open simultaneously.
Birthdata can be cut, copied and pasted between the collections.
Backup your data to disk or email.
User definable orb limit sets for each chart type.


Minimum hardware reqirements
100 Mhz Pentium Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista
64 Mb RAM
20 Mb harddisk space
1024x768 screen resolution(XGA)

Even if the program does run on this minimum configuration, especially the live-chart will suffer from lack of speed and move in jerks. Ideally you should have a CPU speed of 1.5 GHz or more. If the screen is less than XGA, some of the live-charts buttons and tickboxes will be out of reach.


As you will see from the following, the program has a lot of user options. Don't worry, you do not need to be an expert. Just run the default setting which will cover most standard needs.

Progressed, also tertiary, minor and converse progressions with options for the house movement (Naibod, Solar arc, true, none etc).
Solar/Lunar returns with optional tropical or sidereal return technology.
Transits direct or converse
Composite traditional or Robert Hand method.
Relationship chart using either long/lat midpoints or true great circle division.
Aspects showing actual orb, applying/separating and orbspeed
Orbset: Individually definable sets of oblimits for each chart type.
Synastry Chart comparison and cross-aspects.
Midpoints sorted or in natural order
Midpoint trees in differnen sorts
Harmonics, also negative or fractional.
Sidereal positions with user definablé ayanamsha

Single chartwheel, four different designs to choose from, as well as options for aspect lines, colors, orientation, symbol size, positions etc.
Double chartwheel with aspects between the two charts
Houseless wheel.
Graphical transits graphs (month or year) and progressions graphs (5 or 60 years).
Aspect grid
125,000 cities worldwide with timezone and daylight saving time tables. When you choose a city from the list, the timezone is added automatically and will adapt if you change date/time.

Database for your birthdata collections with search and sort. You can easily have several databases open simultaneously, they have a tab each, letting you switch them in and out with a single click.
Program Functions
You start the different chart calculations, charthwheels, or any add-on interpretations by clicking icons on the program function panel in much the same way as the Windows desktop. The icons are user definable, they can be inserted, replaced and moved around and assigned to existing or to new functions, you create.
Macros Shortcuts
You can type in program commands and create loops, so that complex output jobs can be automated. Your macros can be saved for reuse and assigned to icons.
Interpretations are not integrated in the basic program, but can be added and integrated as optional extras.

DIY interpretations and add-ons
The XLI Script language, which is an integrated part of Argus lets you write your own interpretations and program expansions. A separate programming manual is downloadable from our download page.

Trial version and options
Argus 4 has a registration window, where you type in your license info (registration data). The free download default registration limits the radix calculations to 2005. For a full-feature tryout, just contact us for a free trial license, which will let you run the program for 4 weeks. If you decide on purchasing the program, you will get a full license, which you type in replacing the trial one.

Edit and customize your own chart wheels and astrological calculations
Output interpretations to - print - view - save to file - for report editing
Select planets, aspects and orbs
Include/exclude astrological headings in interpretations
Add personal comments and notes to individual reports
Select Fonts - for screen or printer
Design report pages (fonts, layout)
Search and sort name files for chart file entries
Keyboard shortcuts
Write your own macro commands
Create multiple name files holding up to 1600 chart names
Produce wheel charts suitable for framing
Colour charts and tables (select your own colours)

Comprehensive astrological calculations
Graphic Transit and progressions graphs
Bi-wheels, Aspect grid
Harmonic charts
House systems: Placidus, Koch, Equal, Regiomontanus, Campanus, Topocentric, Natural degree, Porphyry, Alcabitius
Secondary & Tertiary Progressed Houses method: Naibod, Kundig,
AR Solar Arc, Ecliptic Solar Arc, 1 degree/year, No motion, True motion Tertiary I, Tertiary II
Monthly, yearly Transits
5 & 60 year Progression tables
Progressed Point: Part of Fortune, Huber age point, True Huber ap, Logarithmic ap
Composite, Synastry and Relationship charts
Midpoint sort 360,180,90,45,22.5
Zodiacal order
Planetary order
Midpoint aspects 180,90,45
Solar and Lunar returns
Converse: Transit, Secondary, Tertiary I, Tertiary II, Solar Arc
Progressed Ephemeris
Chiron position
Zodiacs: 22°27' Lahiri, 22°21' K.S. Krishnamurti, 21°01' Raman,
19°28' Sepaharial, 19°10' Shil-Ponde, 00°00' User, 00°00' Tropical

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