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    Re: venus
    From: Michael Dorl
    Date: 2004 Oct 10, 11:34 -0500

    At 05:56 PM 10/9/04 -0400, you wrote:
    
    >You can do this on my web site HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars by clicking on
    >"Clear a Lunar Online". Even if you haven't measured a lunar, you can get
    >the correct observed distance by trial and error. The correct geocentric
    >distance for that GMT (that your almanac routines should have produced) is
    >17d 00.7'. The apparent distance for a near limb lunar at that time is 16d
    >05.5'.
    
    Well, I observed 16d00m, adding the semi diameter of the moon gives
    16d15m.  My program predicted 16d20M25S or a near limb of 16d5M for my
    location.
    
    George Huxtable predicted the 16d05.1M for the near limb.
    
    So it looks like George, you, and my program agree on the
    prediction,  guess my measurement was 5M low.  I actually made a series of
    measurements
    which were consistently low, I even used two different instruments. I can't
    believe the Venus disk is a problem since it's diameter is 15 seconds.
    
    
    >How do these numbers compare with yours?
    
    
    Thanks to both you and George for the help! :-)
    
    Michael
    
    
    

       
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