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    Re: Short Term Proper Motion
    From: Roger W. Sinnott
    Date: 2019 Mar 12, 08:59 -0400

    Bill,

    Your methodology looks correct for a star’s mean place, referred to a given equinox, when you want to go from one epoch to another.

    However, your position for Bellatrix on 2016 December 28 looks like an apparent place, meaning that, along with proper motion, the effects of precession, nutation, and aberration are included. Of these four effects, proper motion is by far the smallest.  The others completely swamp it out, as you say, by 0.7 arcminute.

    Roger

       
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