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From: Andrés Ruiz
Date: 2011 Dec 27, 10:50 +0100
After spending much time on the "Latitude by two altitudes" problem detailed on page 6-3 of Umland's Short Guide to CN, I am totally lost.
I used the following from the USNO almanac online:
Sirius GHA 80* 0.7' dec s16* 44.1' H 37* 16.2' Zn 159.1
Jupiter 152* 42.9' n10* 24.5' 34* 23.6' Zn 259.1
I am assuming that the south dec is what is causing the pain but
whatever it is, I am nowhere near the right answer, which should
be close to 33.22*.