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    Re: Averaging
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2004 Oct 23, 14:14 -0300

    Thanks George.  I was assuming that they would add 60, 120 etc as required,
    but best not to assume, I guess.
    
    Jim Thompson
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: George Huxtable
    >
    > Jim Thompson said-
    > >And then, to average a run of acceptable sights:
    > >4. Average time by adding up the minutes and seconds and dividing by the
    > >number of sights, then adding that average to the whole hour.
    > >5. Average altitude by adding up the minutes and seconds and
    > dividing by the
    > >number of sights, then adding that average to the whole degrees.
    >
    > BEWARE. That advice could lead your readers into serious trouble, if they
    > try to average that way a set of readings that spans a change-of-degrees,
    > or a change-of hours!
    
    
    

       
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