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    Re: Compass Check
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2016 Mar 20, 11:38 -0400
    Sorry... I left out one word.......  “.....the azimuth at sunset should be about  285 degrees”.
     

    Bruce














     
    From: Bill B
    Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:48 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Compass Check
     

    On 3/19/2016 12:48 PM, Bruce J. Pennino wrote:
    > Just thumbing through an old Eldridge Pilot Book and noticed table which
    > shows " Sun's True Bearing (azimuth) at Rising or Setting". I'm sure
    > this has been discussed before, but on the first day or spring and fall
    > the sun rises at an azimuth true east 90 and sets at 270 degrees west.
    > I'm at 42N 72 W where the local variation is 15 west. So I add 15 dgrees
    > and the azimuth of sunset should be 285 degrees magnetic.
    
    Not going to happen. Center of a sun holding at 0 degrees declination
    all day viewed in a vacuum adjusted for variation--maybe.
    
    

    
    

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