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    Re: Pole Star (was: First Point of Aries)
    From: Richard Edwards
    Date: 1998 Jan 05, 2:35 PM

    On Jan 2, 10:09pm, Chuck Taylor wrote:
    > Subject: Re: [Nml] Pole Star (was: First Point of Aries)
    > > On Jan 2, 12:28pm, Chuck Taylor wrote:
    > Bowditch (V.1, 1985) says that "By Columbus' time some navigators were
    > using Polaris to determine latitude...",  and later, "The north
    > celestial pole is moving closer to Polaris, which it will pass a a
    > distance of approximately 28' about the year 2102. Following this, the
    > polar distance will increase, and eventually other stars, in their turn,
    > will become the Pole Star."
    >-- End of excerpt from Chuck Taylor
    Interesting, I wonder if the various ages of exploration correspond to periods
    when there was a distinct pole star.
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