[AZ-Observing] Re: Polaris Transit

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: AZ-Observing <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 06:41:14 -0700

p.s., I forgot to mention, my longitude is 112.30183 degrees.

Stan Gorodenski wrote:

> My sky program gives a transit time of Polaris for today, March 2, of 
> 16h 27m Mountain Standard Time. To check if the sky program I have is 
> computing this correctly, would someone be able to verify this with 
> the program they have? I am using Guide, ver. 8. At one time the "The 
> Astronomical Almanac" published Polaris transit times, but they 
> dropped that and in its place is the transit time of the Sun. I have 
> verified the Guide program is computing the transit time of the Sun 
> correctly, assuming the Almanac time is correct. However, unless I by 
> hand compute the Polaris times from the Sun times (it is easy to make 
> a mistake doing this), I have no way of knowing if Guide is computing 
> the correct value.
> Stan
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