Finding the Azimuth
How do you find azimuth of objects in the sky?
The azimuth of a celestial object is the direction of that object,
measured clockwise around the observer's horizon from North. So an object
due North has an azimuth of 0, one due East 90, South 180 and West
270. Together with altitude (the angle from the horizon to the celestial
object) one is able to describe the location of an object based on where
one happens to be standing.
Greg (Roberto Gregorious)
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Update: June 2012