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RE: Re: True North



Kevin Muenzler WB5RUE <wb5rue@arrl.net> wrote:

>If you are in the Northern Hemisphere and you have a clear
>sky Polaris is exactly "true North." I haven't read all
>the posts on this so it might have already been suggested.

Other than the difficulties of seeing a 2nd magnitude
star in the cities where most of us live, Polaris (Alpha
Ursae Minoris) isn't exactly true north. It's close,
less than 1 degree off, but not exactly at the north
celestial pole.

Laura Halliday VE7LDH     "Que les nuages soient notre
Grid: CN89mg                     pied a terre..."
ICBM: 49 15.042 N 122 59.053 W       - Hospital/Shafte

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