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    Adding beta Capricorni to the web-based lunars calculator?
    From: Peter Monta
    Date: 2013 Jul 25, 02:51 -0700
    Any chance beta Capricorni could be added to the list of lunars bodies in Frank Reed's web-based calculator?  I remember running across some mention of the star in the navlist archives as the "tenth lunar star", and sure enough, tonight after Antares became too low (horizon obstructions), it was the only suitable star.  Piece of cake in the 6x30 scope because of the distinctive double star slightly to the north in the same field.

    At some point I'd like to use NOVAS to reduce these observations, as I do with star-star sights, but for the moment it's more convenient to stick with the web-based calculator.  (Thanks for providing it.)

    If there's any interest, I can post a plot of my errors across a few dozen lunars so far.  Mostly biased positive by around 0.5', even after fixing a collimation problem.

    Cheers,
    Peter

       
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