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    Re: Error in Nautical Almanac Polaris SHA Feb-June?
    From: Pierre Boucher
    Date: 2004 Apr 17, 10:47 -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
    
    
    79.1' is for March Jim not April...  sorry!
    
    SHA Polaris for April 2004 would be 321d 24.6'
    
    Pierre Boucher
    
    
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