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    Basic questions about Lunars
    From: Norm Goldblatt
    Date: 2013 Jan 23, 02:21 -0800

    I hope to get started observing soon. Watching the Moon pass Jupiter the other night got me thinking- At the nearest distance, the rate of change of the angle between Jupiter (or any very slowly moving object) and the Moon stops changing. It's as if our 'clock' has stopped. On either side of this point, the rate of angle change is quite small. It seems to me that if you try to use measurements taken near these times, your longitude would have a lot of uncertainty. Is this right?

    Also, could you point me to the tables that would be used, assuming I get my sextant working (highly possible)?

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