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    Early sextants & Lunars...
    From: Greg B
    Date: 2014 Mar 26, 09:39 -0700

    All,
    I think I don't quite understand what the resolution of a pre-micrometer era sextant may have been. Every example that I have seen seems to be a vernier reading out to a resolution of 1' of arc. If this is the case how did they do Lunars that according to what I've read here require a sub-minute resolution of the actual lunar distance? The more I learn the more I learn what I don't know :-)
    ~Greg
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