Back to Home

General Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Misc. Topics | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
What About Hour Angle?

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics
Posted by bud@budsyard.com 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?

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2020 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins