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    Re: help with sun sights
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 2011 Jan 14, 18:10 -0500
    OK, thanks!   I've got it now.  I also found a passage in Bowditch that makes this clear.   Thanks!  Now on to the plotting!


    On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:


    The units are in minutes of arc and it is a small correction. On the increments page look up the "d" value obtained from the bottom of the main page. The increment page column is labeled v and d. To the right of the look-up value is the correction value for the minutes of the hour.

    This can be done by formula:

    Minutes of Hour/60 x "d" value. If the declination is increasing to the following hour then add the correction. If the declination is decreasing to the next hour then subtract.

    Greg Rudzinski
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