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    Re: Corrections for latitude when taking sights
    From: Steve E. Bryant
    Date: 2019 Mar 12, 13:22 -0700

    David,

    I complicated my simple question by referencing the time correction table relative to latitude and longitude.  I have an appreciation for the reasons why one would need to correct the Time for solar and lunar phenomena as a result of latitude & longitude.

    While the practice for reducing lunar and solar sights does not include correction due to position on the earth per se, I was wondering if there were some variations in sight reduction results relative to extreme positions of the observations, on the earth, of the sun and moon as they are in extreme positions of opposition either north or south or east and west of the observer.  Asked another way, and not to include atmospheric conditions or refraction, are lunar or solar sights more accurate if your observation position is closer to the equator and less so as you move toward the pole(s), or if your observation position for the sun, for example, were in the far western sky with the suns actual position to an extreme in the east?

    Steve

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