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TRUE POLE ALIGNMENT of an
OBSERVATORY CLASS EQUATORIAL

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Adjusting Elevation of Hour Axis by Measuring Dec. Drift Rates due to Refraction (cont:)

The hourly rate in declination at the true pole:

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The hourly rate in declination due to departure from true pole:

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I have prepared a pair of plots for my observatory site latitude,

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