ALEMMA.EXE is freeware, written by H. Sonderegger
and calculates different types of analemmatic sundials.
Last Update: 2014/10/14
The program runs on all Windows systems (Windows 10, 64-bit-systems too). It's language is English or German and
can be fixed in the program's menu.It calculates a very big variety of analemmatic sundials. Additionally ALEMMA is
a portable software which can be run from USB-sticks too.
1. "Common analemmatic sundials" register (local) apparent time but not mean time. They consist of a
linear date scale and hour marks situated along an ellipse. Additionally, the new version calculates analemmatic
sundials with inclining and/or deviating shadowcasting index and planes as well.
2. "Very special analemmatic sundials" - suggested by Fred Sawyer - are horizontal 'craticular'
analemmatic sundials. Their (inclined / deviating) index is fixedand not movable!
3. In addition "Split analemmatic sundials" are
calculated and constructed. "Split Dials" are of a very special type which registers mean time
with very good approximation.
The time marks show time intervals of 60 min, 30 min, 20 min, 15 min,
12 min or 10 min. Further 1, 2, 3 or 6 date marks per month are drawn
along the date line. All results are displayed on screen graphically and
in tables. Additionally all can be saved and printed on any printer installed in Windows.
All constructions can be saved as dxf- or hpgl-files. Furtheron,
tables of ALEMMA can be saved in Excel format *.csv. Help files use the common chm-format.
... some software information about the
calculated analemmatic sundial types.
If Windows 10 should not display chm-help in the correct way then read the README.pdf, which is included in the
... here my essay in NASS-Compendium about
analemmatic sundials for mean time.
... here Fred Sawyer's article on
Elliptical Sundials: General & Craticular.