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Posted by Tom P/">Tom P on February 2, 2000 17:49:12 UTC

Hi I'm alittle confused on where the starting point is for Right Ascension. I know its where the sun passing on the ecliptic meets the horizon on the fisrt day on spring (The vernal equinox.) But how do you find it now or at any other time of the year. Is it just due EAst because isn't that exactly where the sun rises on the first day of spring. I read a lot of books and articles on this subject but I cdonstantly get confused more and more. I know its probablky very simple I probably just been think about it too much you know how that happens. Can Some one please explian this sublect too me in the simplest terms??? Thanks It Will Be Greatly Greatly Appreciated. Thanks A MIllion Tom P

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