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    Re: Exercise #16 High Altitude Sights near Noon
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2008 Jul 21, 12:56 -0400

    Jeremy -
    I see by my Celestaire catalog that what I have is what they call
    dividers, until the pencil-lead carrier is inserted - then it becomes
    a compass.  Mine, however, does not have the light.
    Thanks again for the sights. They really brought on a wave of pleasant
    memories of good days at sea.
    On 7/21/08, Anabasis75@aol.com  wrote:
    > In a message dated 7/21/2008 11:30:51 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
    > hhew36@gmail.com writes:
    > Jeremy -
    > Wow, 10' zenith distance sights are really up there. I once did one at
    > 20' and that had me dancing a complete circle around the cabin top of
    > a 46-foot ketch.
    > Thanks again for giving a notion of what a CG celestial exam question
    > looks like.
    > Hewitt
    > PS Would the CG allow a bow-compass in an exam? I've used one for
    > years in routine plotting because it makes a pencil line on the sheet
    > instead of a dent.  H
    > Jeremy replies:
    > The high altitude sights I've shot, several of both sun and moon, have been
    > difficult to pin point as I too was spinning in a circle and the body never
    > left the view of my 6x35 scope.  I think I remember just going to the
    > compass and shooting south, although i should have tried both north and
    > south.
    > I have never had issues with what kind of compass or dividers, or any
    > plotting tools for that matter, that i brought into the exam room.  They are
    > more sticklers for calculators.  This last time I had to battle to bring in
    > my TI-85 which I've used for all 7 of my exams.  I even had the USCG policy
    > on hand, but he finally relented and I was off to the races.
    > To be honest, the only time I've used a compass on the exams is when
    > plotting these high altitude sights, or drawing a radar LOP.  I just use
    > standard weems and plath dividers fitted with a lead, as I don't use them
    > often.
    > Jeremy
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