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Re: Daybreak Triple
From: Greg Rudzinski
Date: 2015 Dec 7, 08:40 -0800
Yes the position was 34° 10.5' N 119° 13.8' W. The back of the envelope plot had the fix within 5 NM. This is satisfactory bubble octant accuracy for on land.
From: Antoine Couëtte
Date: 2015 Dec 6, 23:47 -0800
Long time no write ... Thanks for publishing your daybreak triple.
I just processed it (many weeks - and maybe months - have elapsed since my last CelNav computation) and - assuming steady observer and HOE = O ft - I find you at N34°14'8 W119°12'5 with a "dispersion" of only 0.5 NM on your 3 observations, which is quite a remarkable achievement since you used a bubble octant.
What was your actual position ? (? N34°10'5 W119°13'8 ?)
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