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    Re: Lunar Distances with Alex's SNO-T
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Nov 10, 17:34 EST
    Bill you wrote:
    "You said 27.27%, Alex posted 27.277. Is his added digit meaningful?"
     
    No, it's not. Why don't you just try it out? Also, try the calculation using 27.24% (that's the value recommended in the Nautical Almanac --not that that's any reason to prefer it).

    You asked:
    "How "approximate" is "approximate?" "
     
    Exact enough for lunars. 'Approximate' only from the point of view of an astronomer.
     
    And you asked:
    " "0.14 minutes of arc." Off what standard, please?"
     
    The observed value of the Moon's diameter differed from the expected value of the Moon's diameter by 0.14 minutes of arc (which is a very small error --nothing to worry about).
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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