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    Re: Beginner with inaccurate results
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Aug 30, 23:22 +0100

    I just posted a message on this topic, in which was written-
    
    
    >It still leaves a discrepancy, now reduced to 5', unresolved. I'm not
    >familiar with the sextant that was used, but would be very surprised if
    >any sextant, even a plastic one, showed an error in its scale calibration
    >of as much as 5'.
    
    That contained a silly error, for which I apologise. For an error in
    sextant scale calibration to give rise to an error of 5' in Sun altitude
    when measured by reflection in an artificial horizon, it would have to be
    out by 10', not 5'.
    
    Sorry about that.
    
    George.
    
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    5HX, UK.
    
    
    

       
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