Tuesday, January 01, 2008

typo found

I was updating my online astronomical calendar for 2008. I came across an inconsistency between RASC materials regarding Mercury during times of greatest elongation, times when it is best viewed.

The calendar says that in May, Mercury will be visible in the evening, and in October, the elusive planet will be visible in the morning. The Observer's Handbook says the converse. Specifically, on page 202, the wording immediately above the table.

I put out the word on the RASC Toronto list so see if others had noticed it.

I fired up various software to check positions. Turns out the calendar is right...


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