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    Re: Santa Barbara 2016: Venus sight
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2016 Dec 16, 13:04 -0500
    Thanks, Bill.  I guess I should have been more careful reading the "fine print".

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bill Noyce <NoReply_BillNoyce@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:35 am
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Santa Barbara 2016: Venus sight

    > That explains what went on in your spreadsheet, but I'd still like to know why the USNO Celestial Navigation Data site seems to always add semi-diameter.  Can anyone out there explain this?
    Under "Notes on the Data" (on the page with the data entry blanks), one note says:
        The altitude correction values strictly apply only in the
        case where the observations were in fact made from
        the assumed position, and, for solar system objects,
        the lower limb of the object was observed. 
    Enough explanation?
      -- Bill N
       
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