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    Brown's Nautical Almanac c.1900
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 May 02, 22:17 -0400

    Does anyone on the list have access to a copy of Brown's Nautical Almanac
    from c.1890-1910? I've been looking at one from 1885 that has an interesting
    "bug", and I'm curious to see if it was ever fixed in later editions. The
    "bug" involves lunar distance tables. Tables of predicted lunar distances
    were included in Brown's Nautical Almanac even at this late date. This
    privately published nautical almanac was relatively popular, and it was
    apparently a "selling point" for certain navigators that the lunar tables
    were included. The interesting thing is that this almanac did not include
    corresponding data for the Moon's HP --which renders the included lunar
    distance tables completely useless(!). The tables were printed for form, but
    not for function. But did anyone ever notice in the era? Were corresponding
    values of Moon HP included in later editions?
    
     -FER
    
    
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