[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

Greg Hennessy greg.hennessy at localhost.localdomain
Thu Feb 21 02:34:44 UTC 2008


>>I suppose it is rather unfair of me to point out that I'm a
>>professional astronomer, and can assure you lots of astronomers use
>>UTC. 
>
> No very fair. Professional information should trump amatuer every time.
> However, I suspect strongly that when you actually do your calculations you
> use TAI. 

What timescale we use depends on the calculation we are doing. There
are times that calculations are done in a TAI like system. There are
times the calculations are done in UTC. UTC is currently kept within a
defined range of UT1, which is very useful.




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