But the star being at a distance from the pole equal to 1° 30' nearly. It performs a revolution about the pole in a circle, the polar distance of which is 1° 30': the time of revolution is 23 h. and 56 min. To the eye of an observer this star is continually... Elements of Surveying: With the Necessary Tables - Page 97by Charles Davies - 1830 - 306 pagesFull view
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United States. Bureau of Land Management - Surveying - 1890 - 192 pages
...observer this star is continually in motion and is due north but twice in 23 hours and 56 minutes ; and is then said to be on the meridian. Now, when...the meridian, it apparently moves east or west for 5 hours and 59* minutes, and then returns to the meridian again. " When at its greatest distance from...