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    Re: Error in Nautical Almanac Polaris SHA Feb-June?
    From: Pierre Boucher
    Date: 2004 Apr 17, 10:42 -0400

    Jim Thompson wrote wrote:
    >I am writing up my (finally successful) Polaris sight for my course -- the
    >final course element short of the sitdown exam next week.  I have to show
    >the position of Polaris on the time diagram.  For that I need the SHA of
    >Polaris.  The 2004 Nautical Almanc gives the SHA of Polaris (Ursae Minoris)
    >as 320 degrees and 68.6-84.6 minutes.  Surely this is a rare printing error,
    >since the minutes portion cannot exceed 60'?
    No error there Jim!
    ? 320d is valid for the complete line (Ursa minoris/Polaris) for pages 273
    and 274
    ? when the value for the minutes (for the month) exceed 60.0' as for april
    2004 (79.1' or 1d 19.1') that means that the SHA Polaris for april 2004 is
    321d 19.1'
    Pierre Boucher
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