INVESTIGATIONS IN DETERMINING ASTRONOMIC LATITUDES AND THEIR COMPUTER PROGRAMS.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C
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Several methods of collecting and reducing stellar data to obtain astronomic latitudes have been investigated and are summarized in this report. Considered herein are various stellar coordinate systems, observing procedures, refraction models, and instrumentation. The investigations are based upon 1264 stellar observations made by the author during the summer of 1966. Comments and conclusions are found at the end of each chapter. Widely accepted methods are in some cases substantiated and in others are refuted. Computer programs and tabulations of observational data may be found in the Appendix. Author
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