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    Re: 18 june 2013 lunar distance
    From: Dave Walden
    Date: 2013 Jul 3, 14:08 -0700

    Paul-

    I may have a UTC vs UT1 issue. When I apply UTC-UT1 to the TT Julian Date I'm using, I get back your results, including an LD of 106 34 28.453.

    I'm checking.

    RESULTS:


    G:\Administrator\Desktop\dwNOVAS>painaltrev#9hirose.exe
    from dwsample (date and place also set here!!!)
    nrecl,ksize= 4 2036
    JPL ephemeris DE405 open. Start JD = 2305424.50 End JD = 2525008.50

    NOVAS Sample Calculations
    -------------------------

    TT and UT1 Julian Dates and Delta-T:
    2456461.646611 2456461.645834 67.11783730000

    Altair geocentric and topocentric positions:
    19.8578580092 8.9064989760
    + 19 deg 51' 28.288833" OR 19 deg 51.471481' OR 19.857858deg
    + 297 hr 52 min 4.332499 sec
    + 8 hr 54 min 23.396314 sec
    19.8578588980 8.9064886568
    + 19 deg 51' 28.292033" OR 19 deg 51.471534' OR 19.857859deg
    + 297 hr 52 min 4.380494 sec
    + 8 hr 54 min 23.359164 sec

    Moon geocentric and topocentric positions:
    12.8170777286 -8.2135445948 0.002530407022
    + 12 deg 49' 1.479823" OR 12 deg 49.024664' OR 12.817078deg
    + 192 hr 15 min 22.197342 sec
    - 8 deg 12' 48.760541" OR 8 deg 12.812676' OR 8.213545deg
    12.7943367149 -8.9257471413 0.002505641818
    + 12 deg 47' 39.612174" OR 12 deg 47.660203' OR 12.794337deg
    + 191 hr 54 min 54.182605 sec
    - 8 deg 55' 32.689709" OR 8 deg 55.544828' OR 8.925747deg

    ttjd=ttjd-ut1utc
    moon skypos=
    -9.680129684781136E-001 -2.071361112445861E-001 -1.415822173744331E-001
    12.805203219828071 -8.139412699100138 2.530407053283181E-003
    -7.095039253617449E-002
    + 12 hr 48 min 18.731591 sec
    + 192 deg 4' 40.973871" OR 192 deg 4.682898' OR 192.078048deg
    - 8 deg 8' 21.885717" OR 8 deg 8.364762' OR 8.139413deg
    altair skypos=
    4.593258980544637E-001 -8.747847567952415E-001 1.541795986995381E-001
    19.846850246307266 8.869218778403727 0.000000000000000E+000
    -40.814194008824344
    + 19 hr 50 min 48.660887 sec
    + 297 deg 42' 9.913301" OR 297 deg 42.165222' OR 297.702754deg
    + 8 deg 52' 9.187602" OR 8 deg 52.153127' OR 8.869219deg
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