[AZ-Observing] Re: Polaris Transit

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stan_gorodenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:34:59 -0700

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.
Stan

Bob Christ wrote:

>Stan, Starry Night Pro Plus calculates a corroborating transit time of 16h
>27m 45s.
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>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
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>p.s., I forgot to mention, my longitude is 112.30183 degrees.
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>Stan Gorodenski wrote:
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>>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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