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David Burch


 - posted August 18, 2011 04:43 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
In example 5-6 in the Star finder book the declination for Venus is given as N22° 9.7'.

But at GMT 700 as N22° 09.9' from the Daily page in the Appendix with a d of +0.3. From the Increments and Corrections for 19m, I get d=+0.1, bringing the dec. to N22° 10.0', which is the correct value

This is not used elsewhere in the book and does not affect anything in the discussion (since we cannot see that difference on the dial), which is likely why the error has been there so many years, but if you are following through all the details this would be confusing.

thanks to ash13brook for pointing this out.

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA


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