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    Re: Equal altitude puzzle from a movie
    From: David C
    Date: 2016 Dec 6, 20:10 -0800

    I googled  mintaka and it is the right most star of Orion's belt looking south. I located betelgeuse and orion's belt on my Philip's Planisphere and adjusted  it so that the western horizon was below the two stars. The stars were at approximately equal altitudes - 1cm above the horizon. The pole was 8 cm above the horizon.  1/8 *90 = 11°.

    The planisphere is drawn for  lat 35° S.

    I concur that the lat might be about 35° S but I am not sure that my logic makes sense.

    Maybe I could solve this with a spreadsheet.

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