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    Re: Data reduction request
    From: Richard Gaarden
    Date: 2013 Nov 18, 16:14 -0800

    "If one wanted to get a "fix" with a couple of sun shots, as you seem to do" I am sure that it is I who am "all wet."

    I wrote some code for an HP50 which I used to solve the example problems in John Karl's "Celestial Navigation..." The code works for the problems in the book. I used it to "solve" a sight from a known position and it does not seem to work (off 7 to 13 miles.

    I made these observations, then used MICA to calculate the position of the sun at the known location and times. The observations seem to me to be close to what MICA calculated. Either the code I wrote fails (in this case) OR the correlation I found is bogus or, I suppose both could be faulty.

    I am hoping someone will reduce the observations so that I can be more confident where to look for my certain errors. I have imagined that someone would pop the numbers into a program and easily find a bearing and distance from the AP. I do fumble about but I usually find my way to a solution. My earlier quest for True North,within 20", has been successful.

    Does that make sense?
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