The influence of the lunar acceleration parameter can also be studied by changing its nominal value of –26.0 arcsec/cy/cy t ther values. Note that the following values were adopted in the original ΔT relations:
Most PC planetarium programs implicitly use one of the above ΔT algorithms in their software but often do not display the calculated value of ΔT or bother to give any details on the algorithm adopted.
One of the few laudable exceptions is Guide (Project Pluto, 1993-1999) that displays the value used for ΔT in the Quick Info section in the Help menu. Version 7 claims to use the single-parabolic fit of Morrison & Stephenson (1982), but in fact uses the double-parabolic fit of Stephenson & Houlden (1986).
The treatment of ΔT in the online ephemeris generator on the JPL Horizons website is inconsistent. One of their relations is based on a lunar acceleration parameter of –26.0 arcsec/cy/cy while their ephemerides are based on a value of –25.7376 arcsec/cy/cy. Their relations also imply a nearly 9-minute jump in ΔT around 948 CE.