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    Re: "A Star To Steer Her BY" -- I don't think it's so bad
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Feb 1, 16:56 EST
    "Yes, the mechanism is wrong, but I don't think it hindered my understanding. "
     
    Yep. I find that those who are most offended by the "flagpole" diagram and variations upon it are the very people who don't need it. But for many others it's an important first step in understanding the principle of celestial navigation. I think it needs to be carefully labeled as an analogy when it's used, but otherwise it does no harm and apparently helps many students.
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
       
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