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    Re: ? ? ? Re: Lunars -Venus!
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Apr 23, 21:40 EDT
    Bruce S wrote:
    "If you calculate comparing distances from Nautical Almanac data you don't have to deal with Venus's phase. For a long time now that correction has been incorporated into her GHA and Dec."

    Yes, I'm aware of that, but its suitability to lunars is questionable at best. After all, this calculation in the almanac is a "fudge factor" calculation and one with dubious justification. On the other hand, it means that if you're using the Nautical Almanac data, then you better arrange your lunars in a way that is compatible with that phase "fudge factor" calculation.

    Frank E. Reed
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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