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    Re: How far is polaris?
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2007 Nov 21, 08:58 -0500

    Polaris is not exactly at the north celestial pole.  So it orbits
    that pole just like every other celestial object.  The correction
    table is to correct for that orbit.
    On Nov 21, 2007, at 5:34 AM, Isonomia wrote:
    > I was looking at the navigation table for Polaris table and couldn't
    > work out what the correction of up to 1' with latitude (and LHA) on
    > the polaris table represented.
    > It seems to be constant at one LHA going to a maximum at 180degrees
    > and therefore the only only thing I can imagine it would be is a
    > correction for the none infinite distant from earth to the star - is
    > this right?
    > If so, do other stars have similar correction tables which I've
    > missed?
    > Mike
    > >
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