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    Re: 05-11 lunar
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 May 8, 18:07 -0400

    Doug,
    
    Spica is indeed one of the original lunar stars.  As long as the moon's
    20 degrees away, things should be OK.  40 would be better, depending
    upon conditions.  I think it highly appropriate that Spica be the
    target of your first shipboard lunar with a Tamaya Spica sextant.
    
    On your other post, I have heard those telescopes with the two wires
    referred to as "alignment telescopes" by John M. Luykx.  He is a
    retired Navy navigator, and has written for the navigator's newsletter.
      His website is http://www.paxp.com/mac/navtrak/index.html.  You might
    enjoy conversing with him.  I certainly did.  Now your post explains
    what the wires are for and why it's called an alignment telescope.
    Thanks.  Keep up the good work!
    
    Fred
    
    
    

       
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