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    1st lunar attempt
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 Apr 24, 13:52 -0700

    Allright here goes.I think I understand this enough to give it a go.I have a
    few questions and need some advice.
    Since I am on extended shore leave and choose to live away from the ocean on
    my leave periods I don't have a body of water near by.I'll be useing an
    artificial horizon for this.I plan to attempt this on Sat.and/or Sun if
    conditions are right.I live in a mountainous area at about 2100 ft.
    elevation.Should I take something into account other than the basic stuff
    because of the elevation?Because of the mountains the observed bodies
    altitude will be between 11*-17* before I can see them.On the 1st attempt of
    this should I use the sun and moon,the moon and a planet,or what do you
    suggest?The moon where I live will be visable along with the sun in the
    morning and late afternoon and evening.What time do you recommend would be
    better for this?Is this easier to do in the daylight or muted light since
    I'll be useing a horizon?I don't expect to get this right but need some
    advice on makeing this as easy as possible to do.Any other pointers would be
    appreciated.I don't need to go into the calculation aspect of this yet but
    need as many pointers of the mechanics of the proceedure.All the past posts
    were of great value but lacking a bit on the mechanicall aspect.I would
    wecome all pointers on list or off. thanks

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