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    Re: DR, AP, and tables (was: Silicon Beach)
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2004 Feb 22, 23:34 +0000

    Renee Mattie, referring to Bennett's "The Complete On-Board Celestial
    Navigator", said-
    
    >Over the summer,
    >George Huxtable pointed out its weaknesses.  Bennett alludes
    >to the same weaknesses (body close to horizon or directly overhead).
    
    No, Renee, those weren't the weaknesses I pointed out. I pointed to the
    major errors, of several degrees, that could arise in the predicted
    azimuths of bodies that were anywhere near East or West of the observer.
    There was no mention of those errors in the book, but George Bennett, in a
    posting to this list, accepted that such errors were present and has stated
    that he would include a note to that effect for future purchasers of his
    book.
    
    Because of that, and because we have given the weaknesses in Bennett's book
    a good airing,  I would prefer not to dwell any further on that topic, if
    possible.
    
    George.
    
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    contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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