[AZ-Observing] Re: Polaris Transit

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 13:56:14 -0700

Just to follow up on this, I just finished the computations I mentioned 
below. It is always a tedious process and plenty of room for error (at 
least for me) to make sure one has the right RA of Polaris and the right 
apparent RA of the Sun, taking into account the difference between mean 
solar time and sidereal time, and ones location. I come up with a value 
of 16h 27.9m.  I know my calculations are not that accurate, but it 
appears the sky programs who have 16h 27m as the transit time for 
Polaris are correct.

Stan Gorodenski wrote:

>Thank you all who responded. Since there are so many different answers 
>it looks like I will have to sit down and compute it myself working it 
>off the transit time of the Sun.
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