Refutation of Nilesh Oak’s dating of ancient texts

Refutation of Nilesh Oak’s Astronomical Dating of Ramayana to 12209 BCE

Part 6 of 10- The Comet observed by Lakshmana CANNOT be identified

As I described in previous four articles of this series, Oak claims that he has sets of evidence, which he calls “Astronomy Poison Pills,” that make it impossible for the date of the Rāmāyaṇa to be later than 10000 BCE. There are four Astronomy Poison Pills for the dating of the Rāmāyaṇa according to Oak [1]:

Figure 1: Sky map and coordinates of Comet 2P/Encke on 9 September, 12209 BCE in Voyager 4.5 simulation
Figure 2: Sky map and coordinates of Shaula, the yogatārā of Mūla nakshatra, on 9 September, 12209 BCE in Voyager 4.5 simulation
Table 1: Details of Comet 2P/Encke and Shaula on 9 September, 12209 BCE
Table 2: Details of Halley’s Comet in the Mūla nakshatra between 17500 BCE and 10000 BCE using Voyager 4.5 software
Table 3: Details of Halley’s Comet in the Mūla nakshatra between 17500 BCE and 10000 BCE using Stellarium software
Figure 3: Sky map and coordinates of Halley’s Comet on 7 December, 11196 BCE, Voyager 4.5
Figure 4: Sky map and coordinates of Shaula on 7 December, 11196 BCE, Voyager 4.5
Figure 5: Sky map and coordinates of Halley’s Comet on 11 June, 16576 BCE, Stellarium
Figure 6: Sky map and coordinates of Shaula on 11 June, 16576 BCE, Stellarium
Table 4: Comparison of appearance years of Halley’s Comet according to Voyager 4.5 and Stellarium
Figure 7: Sky map showing maximum brightness of Comet 2P/Encke in 1829 CE according to Voyager 4.5
Figure 8: Sky map showing maximum brightness of Comet 2P/Encke in 1829 CE according to Stellarium
Figure 9: Sky map and coordinates of Comet 2P/Encke on 9 September, 12209 BCE in Stellarium simulation
Figure 10: Sky map and coordinates of Comet 2P/Encke on 5 July, 12210 BCE in Stellarium simulation
Figure 11: Sky map and coordinates of Comet 2P/Encke on 17 April, 12210 BCE in Stellarium simulation

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