[amsat-bb] Re: Magnetic North vs True North

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Tue Sep 6 21:50:00 PDT 2011

Carl, an easy way to remember is:

True (Variation, also called declination) 
Magnetic (D deviation, compass error) Compass add 
west, (or add east going the other way)

Two Virgins Make Dead Company add west

The V is Variation, also called declination M 
Magnetic deviation(compass error) Compass add west.

>The earlier discussion on this topic caused me to think about my setup.
>I know the tracking programs use True North; my 
>question: If my declination is 8 º 6' West, is 
>my true north East or West of Magnetic North. I 
>am currently setup to where my True North is 8º 
>East of Magnetic North. I have looked a various 
>sights on the Internet but I have always had a 
>problem wrapping my thick brain around this topic.
>*Carl W8KRF*
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            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

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