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What About Hour Angle?

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Posted by on September 3, 2000 16:53:47 UTC

I can`t seem to get it through my thick skull. I can Polar align very well and find a brigh star near the Meridian and adjust my setting cirles, but when I put the Declination and R.A. circles to a particular item on my nightly list they`re never there. Someone must know an easy way to get the hour angle so I can add/subtract the sidereal time in my head instead of using paper and pencil in the dark.
How do all the hot shot astronomers out there in cyberspace use their setting circles and really find something without the usual by guess and by golly... hide and seek method?

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