[AZ-Observing] Re: Polaris Transit

  • From: "Bob Christ" <bchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 08:10:14 -0700

Stan, Starry Night Pro Plus calculates a corroborating transit time of 16h
27m 45s.

Bob


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[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Stan Gorodenski
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 6:41 AM
To: AZ-Observing
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Polaris Transit


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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