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    Re: Latitude by Alnair : two degrees meridian altitude
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2020 Nov 30, 18:44 -0800

    Bob Goethe, you wrote:
    "Alnair is indeed the name used in the 2021 Nautical Almanac."

    Excellent! Thank you for checking, Bob! If anyone is interested in thumbing through other recent editions, it would be nice for the trivia history of the Nautical Almanac to know when the listed spelling of the star's name changed from "Al Na'ir" to "Alnair". I assume that this happened after 2016 when the IAU adopted its first sets of official star names, but it occurs to me now that it's possible that HMNAO (the British Nautical Almanac editors) made the change first. 

    Frank Reed

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