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    Re: Sun-Venus distance observation
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2020 Mar 23, 04:58 -0700

    Hello!

    Weather permitting I'll try to check my impression that if I set my sextant to the exact value of the geocentric distance between the Sun's center and Venus - Venus slightly "overshoots" the Sun's center. I.e., the apparent distance is smaller than the geocentric one. By how much? Difficult to tell, I estimate it as 2~3 arcminutes.

    Could be an interesting lesson in the preparation to a Lunar Distance sight...

    Warm regards,
    Tony
    60°N 30°E

       
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