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    Re: A small puzzle
    From: Michael Wescott
    Date: 2000 Sep 11, 10:45 AM

    Richard B. Emerson writes:
    > Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to figure out what went
    > wrong with the star sight.
    
    I suspect you were off on the time. If you were off by about 10 min
    (a single digit error) the sights for Betelgeuse make more sense, not
    on, but close:
    
    At 39:04N 74:40W Hc for Betelgeuse is
    
    UTC     Alt.
    9:29:00 35:01:27
    9:30:00 35:12:19
    9:31:00 35:23:09
    9:32:00 35:33:59
    9:33:00 35:44:48
    9:34:00 35:55:35
    9:35:00 36:06:22
    9:36:00 36:17:08
    9:37:00 36:27:52
    9:38:00 36:38:36
    9:39:00 36:49:19
    9:40:00 37:00:00
    9:41:00 37:10:41
    9:42:00 37:21:20
    
    Values obtained by using Xephem.
    
    --
            -Mike Wescott
            wescott@conterra.com
    

       
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