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    First Moon-Star Lunar
    From: Ed Popko
    Date: 2017 Dec 24, 04:44 -0800

    I'm blessed with first Florida winter vacation over the Christmas holidsays.  A real relief from Woodstock's 16F temps right now.   I have shot many moon-sun lunars but never a moon-star one.

    I took advantage of clear, very dark sky, mid-60F temps and Frank's convenient GPS Anti-Spoof app with PAUSE feature to shoot my first  star lunars from central Florida.  Aldebaran-Moon (far) shots were super easy and results better than I deserved. My best shot of eight was this one.

    Dec 24th, 2017  GMT 00:05:54  Moon's age was 5.7 days, a waxing crescent.

    Using Reed's algorithm in my HP calculator ...


     Ho 37deg 50.1'

     Corr    -42.8'

     SD+Aug   15.1'


     Ho 36deg 10.7'

     Corr    +01.3'

    LDa     95deg  3.8' far

    LDpc    95deg 38.7'

    A %m   .8278

    B %b   .8359

    Q         .0025

    LDc     95deg 04.5'

    LDpc->LDc -0.60% change

      Time Bracket Interpolation...

       GMT           LUNAR DISTANCE

      00:00:00    LD 95deg 07.8' Geo centric 

      00:06:26    LD 95deg 04.5' LDc calculated time    

      01:00:00    LD 94deg 37.0' Geo centric

     COMPARISON GMT from Lunars vs Actual Time of Observation

      00:06:26  GMT lunars calculated

      00:05:54  GMT lunars actual observation

       00:00:32  GMT calculated vs actual


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