BRIAN GHILLIOTTI: EXPLORING LITHIC SITE ALONG CT I-395 SOUTH: Taking an azimuth from the hilltop

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First published at 03:04 UTC on May 24th, 2018.
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I take another azimuth reading from the "glacial" erratic placed near the top of the small hill toward a prominent "glacial" stone in the distance, and get an azimuth of 195 degrees. It is in alignment with other stone cairns that I noted before on the way through the area.

I have a wild theory, this alignment might be used as a guid post to measure the path a Saturn.

Date Time Alt Azimuth SD Mag
2018/08/31 20:00:00 25 06 45 190 26 55 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/01 20:00:00 24 58 08 191 26 53 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/02 20:00:00 24 48 46 192 26 33 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/03 20:00:00 24 38 40 193 25 52 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/04 20:00:00 24 27 51 194 24 51 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/05 20:00:00 24 16 19 195 23 28 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/06 20:00:00 24 04 05 196 21 43 0 08.6 0.4
2018/09/07 20:00:00 23 51 10 197 19 34 0 08.5 0.4

Saturn seems to be at the height of its horizontal altitude toward the end of summer, but to the left. As the first month of fall begins, it starts to decline, moving further to the right, going past the 195 mark within a week (starting 8/31, as data suggests). Brian Ghilliotti

Sources: http://eco.mtk.nao.ac.jp/cgi-bin/koyomi/cande/horizontal_en.cgi

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