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    Re: The Accuracy of Astronomical Observations at Sea
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2013 Mar 22, 10:44 -0700

    Byron:Very interesting for a quick read. I never knew my accuracy while Navigating any ship at in deep water, at sea, except the sub,s.and coming in to port. I didn't think my accurcy was as good as what I saw in the artical. It is interesting to read this checks on celestial accurcy, but, not important to the sea goer. If you obtain a celestial fix at sea and it's off 3.o miles and you are observing from a ship with eye,s 16 feet and above the water the horizon is about 4.4 miles away (distance to horizon)
    you should see the rocks in your line of sight. The accuracy of 0.something is not and should not be expected in deep water navigation. I evaluated and reported on new equipment for the Navy for many year, except for the sub's and close water piloting a fix off few miles were of no concern then?

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