Re: [thefixedstars] Nova in Scorpius
- --- Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
> --- Rab <rab@...> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark Andrew Holmes"
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, 17 February, 2007 7:42 PM
> > Subject: Re: [thefixedstars] Nova in Scorpius
> > >I sent a message to Astrolabe asking them how this
> > > This page puts the nova (V1280 Scorpii) near
> > Epsilon
> > > Scorpii at
> > > "declination -32° 21', right ascension 16h
> > > 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
> > does, apparently.
> > Mark A. Holmes
> > =-
> > Riyal checks out fine with my astronomical
> > SkyMap.
> > -=Rab
> SolarFire 5 shows a difference between the *actual*
> 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
> dialog box.
> It was this last set of coordinates I gave.
Mark A. Holmes
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