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Re: [thefixedstars] Nova in Scorpius

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
    ... http://skytonight.com/observing/home/Nova-Sco-2007.html ... I sent a message to Astrolabe asking them how this happened. Mark A. Holmes
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 18, 2007
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      --- Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:

      >
      > --- Rab <rab@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Mark Andrew Holmes"
      > <mahtezcatpoc@...>
      > > To: <thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Saturday, 17 February, 2007 7:42 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [thefixedstars] Nova in Scorpius
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      http://skytonight.com/observing/home/Nova-Sco-2007.html
      > > >
      > > > This page puts the nova (V1280 Scorpii) near
      > > Epsilon
      > > > Scorpii at
      > > > "declination -32° 21', right ascension 16h
      > 57.7m",
      > > > which my copy of
      > > > SolarFire 5 puts at 17 Sagittarius 30.
      > > >
      > > > Mark A. Holmes
      > > > =-
      > > >
      > > > Those are the same coordinates I used,
      > > > but get 16Sg42 when converted by Riyal
      > > > (J2000).
      > > > -=Rab
      > >
      > > Either the SolarFire has a bug or your copy of
      > Riyal
      > > does, apparently.
      > > Mark A. Holmes
      > > =-
      > >
      > > Riyal checks out fine with my astronomical
      > program,
      > > SkyMap.
      > > -=Rab
      >
      >
      >
      > SolarFire 5 shows a difference between the *actual*
      > RA
      > and declination I entered, which displays in text
      > boxes when the object is selected in the file menu,
      > and the *apparent* RA, declination and other
      > coordinates (including zodiacal longitude and
      > latitude), which are in a box on the right side of
      > the
      > dialog box.
      >
      > It was this last set of coordinates I gave.
      >


      I sent a message to Astrolabe asking them how this
      happened.


      Mark A. Holmes



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