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    Calculated Altitude Graph
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2016 Feb 17, 12:32 -0800

    I recently realized that I can easily import data from MICA into MS Excel using the "text to columns" feature. This allows me to create all sorts of interesting tables and charts. For example: I whipped up the attached graph of calculated altitudes of the sun, moon and navigational planets for this week at my location. After studying it for a short while, I noticed one can glean quite a bit of useful information from it, such as:

    • Rise, set and transit times
    • Approximate times of twilight
    • Times and duration of visibility
    • Approximate phase of the moon
    • Approximate equation of time
    • Suitablity of a body for lunars
    • Altitude at a particular time
    • ...and probably a lot more

    I'm going to mess around with it some more and see what else I can come up with. Suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers,

    Sean C.



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