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    Re: 2-Body Fix -- take three
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 Nov 8, 21:19 -0800

    Ok, John, you wrote:
    "My pet peeve is the term "Assumed Position" in the St, Hilaire sight reduction. "
    
    I've listened to you on this, and re-read what you're saying, but in the end, 
    I just don't think that there's much of anything to worry about here. There's 
    nothing that's literally wrong about the term "assumed position" and I have 
    never encountered a navigation student who found it confusing. I'm not saying 
    there aren't any though! Weird terminology is a real problem for navigation 
    education from "dip" to "horizontal parallax" to "index mirror" for that 
    matter (I was thinking about that one just today -- wouldn't it be better to 
    call it the "rotating mirror"? ...too late, it's already got a name), so I 
    can imagine a circumstance where a student MIGHT stumble over the term 
    "assumed position". I haven't seen it happen yet.
    
    -FER
    
    
    
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