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    Re: Error in Nautical Almanac Polaris SHA Feb-June?
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2004 Apr 17, 16:09 -0300

    Aha! So this is just a novel (for me) display convention for when the
    degrees portion of the SHA is larger or smaller than the bolded value in the
    degrees column.  I guess I haven't seen everything yet...
    Thanks Pierre.
    Jim Thompson
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Pierre Boucher
    > Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 11:48 AM
    > Subject: Re: Error in Nautical Almanac Polaris SHA Feb-June?
    > >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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