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    Re: Longitude by lunar and solar transit
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2014 Jun 03, 14:20 -0400

    On 6/2/2014 8:11 AM, Dave Walden wrote:
    > I have a transit in the mail from ebay, so am also interested in
    > continuing this discussion.
    >
    > The following may be of interest:
    >
    > http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1899MNRAS..59..513P
    
    I have skimmed the paper, and it is a bit over my head.
    
    Two questions please.
    
    1. If using equal altitudes over a lengthy period of time, wouldn't one
    have to account for changes in declination? I don't see that. Perhaps it
    is buried in the math?
    
    2. The author speaks of "culmination" not occurring at the meridian
    transit for the Sun, moon, or planets. Would someone please expound on why?
    
    Thanks
    
    

       
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