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    Re: Old style lunar
    From: Ken Muldrew
    Date: 2004 Dec 15, 13:21 -0700

    On 14 Dec 2004 at 16:31, Ken Muldrew wrote:
    
    > >From the 1800 almanac:
    
    > moon
    > Nov 26 midnight RA 15h15 dec 6 24 N SD 15'7" HP 55'30"
    > Nov 27 noon RA 20h47 dec 9 15 N SD 15'3" HP 55'15"
    
    This was a mistake. In the old almanacs the sun's right ascension is given
    in hours:minutes:seconds but the moon's RA is in degrees:minutes:seconds.
    Also in Thompson's annotations, the sun's RA is h:m:s while the moon's is
    ? ' ".
    
    Ken Muldrew.
    
    
    

       
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