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    Catching Parallactic Retardation
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2002 Mar 28, 13:58 EST

    Here's the data from three sets of Pollux and near limb taken last Monday
    night:
    
    Actual POSITION: 44� 0.'9 N, 123� 4.'1 W.
    
    WATCH: 5 seconds slow on zone time, 7:59:55 fast on GMT.
    
    INDEX: 0.'2 off the arc.
    
    FIRST SET (after junking the first contact). Times are PM, 5 seconds fast on
    Z+8. I'll include hours and degrees all the way in the hope it will keep
    columns strait.
    
    8:43:08    35� 33.'2
    8:44:40    35� 33.'6
    8:45:51    35� 33.'6
    8:46:37    35� 34.'3
    8:47:30    35� 34.'1
    
    8:45:33    35� 33.'8 Average for first set.
    
    SECOND SET:
    8:59:25    35 39.6
    9:00:32    35 41.3
    9:01:43    35 40.8
    9;02:51    35 41.3
    9:03:32    35 42.9
    
    9:01:37    35� 41.'2 Average for second set.
    
    THIRD SET:
    10:06:09    36 11.2
    10:07:28    36 11.6
    10:09:14    36 11.3
    10:10:12    36 12.4
    10:11:24    36 14.0
    
    10:08:53    36� 12.'1 Average for third set.
    
    CLEARED DISTANCES:
    First set: 35� 24.'4
    Second set: 35� 34.'3
    Third set: 36� 16.'4
    
    COMPARING DISTANCES:
    GMT March 26, '02
    04 hours: 34� 56.'4
    05 hours: 35� 33.'5
    06 hours: 36� 10.'5
    07 hours: 36� 47.'5
    
    Fellow lunarians (lunatics?) can ask for any other information they want,
    though I may not be able to get back to them as soon as I'd like.
    
    Bruce
    
    
    

       
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