The azimuth and elevation numbers have been computed using the following website: www.jgiesen.de/elevazmoon/index.htm
The position of the dish at Bivens Arm was 29.630246 N 82.349656 W. Considering that the timing accuracy may be about a minute and that there is refraction (parallax) at S-band. Also, the dish was moved every four minutes. Taking all these factors into account it it obvious that we were able to point the antenna rather accurately at the Moon.
|Date||Time (UT)||Measured el.||Computed el.||Measured az.||Computed az.|
|10 December 1972||1852||33||34.5||137||137.9|
|11 December 1972||1800||22||21.3||117||115.8|
|12 December 1972||1945||36.5||36.1||123||121.3|
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