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    Re: Time Sight Computations
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 2004 Sep 28, 18:26 -0700

    --- George Huxtable  wrote:
    
    > I think I can see where Chuck Taylor's discrepancy
    > may have come from.
    ...
    > What seems to have happened is this. The Sun dec. at
    > the time of
    > observation, which Chuck stated to be 1deg 17.6' S,
    > should actually be 1deg 16.7' S.
    
    George is correct that the declination of the Sun at
    that moment should actually be shown as 1deg 16.7' S.
    The almanac for 25 September shows the Sun's
    declination as 1deg 16.4' S for 23h with a correction
    of +0.3 for 17m 12s. My handwritten notes show the
    correct value.  Whether that is enough to account for
    the discrepancy in results is another matter, which I
    will ferret out when I have a little free time.
    
    I agree with George that using tables of logarithmic
    functions is a bit fussy, and a skill that one could
    probably improve with practice.  My apologies to the
    group for this and any other errors that may be
    lurking in my computations.
    
    Best regards,
    
    Chuck Taylor
    North of Seattle
    
    
    
    
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