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    05-10+11 Lunars + scope adjustment
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 May 9, 10:34 -0700

    Hey guys,thanks for the inputs.Good stuff and good advice.Mr. Wepster sent
    me a good spreadsheet for this attempt that I already printed and will take
    with me.I'll get to the websight and print the info that Mr. Prinz suggested
    after this post is sent.Mr. Sherman sent info about astronomical software
    that was very usefull in precomputing everything.So,I'm ready to go attempt
    this experiment.It is rather intimidateing as it appears to be the most
    demanding exercise in navigation.The problem of takeing some of the
    observations outside of the 2000 to 0200 hrs. is I will have other more
    pressing duties.During the times of the anchor watches will be the only time
    I will have a quiet stationary vessel that I can be alone with no
    distractions.I will most likely only do the observations and collect the
    data on this trip.I'll post my observations when I get back so interested
    parties can help with the calculations.A SAR vessel is a Search and Rescue
    vessel.The vessel is scheduled to run out to sea during the day and practice
    SAR techniques and anchor during the night.
    Mr. Hebard,thanks for the link to Mr. Luykz.We're playing tag right now but
    will connect in the future.I still don't understand why one needs to measure
    the angle between the 2 stars and whether the 2 stars are brought into
    confluance during this proceedure.Does one bring the 2 together in the
    center of the scope and move the image to first one wire then the other?What
    am I not seeing?

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