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(AG Catalog) Abbrev. for Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog . A general catalog of star positions originally proposed by the Prussian astronomer Friedrich Argelander in 1867. Argelander was the founder (in 1863) of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (Astronomical Society), which gave its name to the AGK. The first version, known as AGK1, covered the northern sky and by 1912 declination zones between +90° and –18° had been published. A revision, known as AGK2, was based on photographic measurements begun in the 1920s and was published 1951–58. A further set of photographic plates was produced in the 1950s to determine proper motions, which appeared in the AGK3 version; this lists 183 145 stars and was distributed on magnetic tape from 1969, finally appearing in print in 1975. AGK3R (1977–78) gave more accurate positions of 20 194 northern-hemisphere reference stars, while an updated version, AGK3U (1992), using photographic plates supplied for the HST Guide Stars Catalog in 1983, provided refinements to the positions of 170 464 stars.
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AGK does all the heavy lifting - making it easy to code, compile and then export apps to each platform.
AGK is available for both Windows and Mac platforms and apps can be deployed cross platform including iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Mac - all at the very affordable price of just $99.
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AGK are not alone in mining the 1980s for inspiration, but what makes them unique is the way in which they do it.
Marrying gentle electronics, laidback guitar and the absolutely peachy-voiced melodies of singer Ben Ackland, AGK have crafted something very deep and mysterious.
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Although inspired by 80s acts, AGK eschew big hairdos and killer pouts in favour of an altogether more sophisticated, chilled out vibe - someone once brilliantly described them as '.
Formed in 2002, AGK (previously Ackers & G) are DJ and musician Paul Gathercole, studio engineer Kevin Paul and singer Ben Ackland.
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Following their well-received debut performance at last year's Big Chill (they are also playing this year's event), word has spread quickly and the UK's DJing fraternity - amongst them Radio One/Blue Room DJ Chris Coco, the globe-trotting Mixmaster Morris and Mark Moore (formerly of S'Express) - have given AGK plenty of exposure.
Gathercole is quick to point out that despite the 80s palette, AGK manage to absorb other musical styles in relative harmony.
With the popularity of ambient, soundscape and experimental electronic music continuing to flourish, AGK could well find their stock following suit.