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Re: Editor's question--altitude/elevation

Subject: Re: Editor's question--altitude/elevation
From: "Axel Harvey"
Date: 7 Mar 2006 12:51:47 -0800
Newsgroups: sci.astro
Jeff Root wrote:

> I have no direct experience with any of this, but I've
> *always* heard and read the term "elevation" used for
> angle above the horizontal in artillery and surveying.
> *Never* "altitude".

All my astronomy books use "altitude" for the
angle, as does my copy of the American Practical
Navigator. I only posted my question because the
Horizons website uses "elevation."


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