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    Re: Navigation without Leap Seconds
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2008 Apr 18, 13:41 +0100

    Frank Reed wrote [NavList 4868]
    
    >Suppose I publish a nautical almanac today for the year 2058.
    >How could I use it correctly for celestial navigation in that year? Adjust
    >the input time?? Adjust the longitude at the end?? If I wait until 2057 to
    >publish that almanac, it seems that the best approach would be the one Paul
    >suggested: fold the longitude difference into the published GHA values.
    >
    >  -FER
    
    Well, my Long Term Almanac is nominally good up to the year 2050 and will
    actually work OK up until 2060. So this is a very real question for me.
    
    I am assuming that if leap seconds are abolished, anyone using my tables -
    which assume GMT, or UT1 as it is called these days - will know the
    difference between broadcast time and GMT and use this as a correction to
    broadcast time.
    
    Geoffrey Kolbe
    
    
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