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    Re: Old style lunar
    From: Ken Muldrew
    Date: 2004 Dec 13, 10:47 -0700

    On 13 Dec 2004 at 12:28, Fred Hebard wrote:
    
    > I believe Alex is correct about this.  First, assume the errors are in the
    > RA not the declination, which is reasonable (and that the positions of the
    > stars are accurate).  Essentially, the almanac puts the moon too far along
    > in it's orbit or not along far enough.  If it's too far along, it will be
    > closer to the star in the east and farther from the star in the west.  Thus
    > the error in the eastern distance will be of opposite sign from that of the
    > western distance, but both distances will give a time that is greater than
    > the correct time.
    
    OK, I get it now. Thanks for the explanation.
    
    Ken Muldrew.
    
    
    

       
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