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    Exercise Lunar Distance with Mercury
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2009 Sep 19, 18:08 EDT
    I must thank everyone who provided data for me to solve this one.  I got a sight error of 0.2' which isn't too bad.
     
    A ship is sailing in the Southern Seas and observes a lunar
    distance between the near limb of the moon and the planet Mercury.
     
    Lat 36 deg 31'S
    Long 26 Deg 20.8'E
    Crs 246 Spd 15.5 Kts
     
    Index correction is -0.8'
    ZD -2
    Date 25 August 2009
     
    The following data was taken for the lunar
     
    Local Time:    Ds
    18h 45m 42s  41 deg 5.7'
    18h 46m 36s  41 deg 6.3'
    18h 47m 15s  41 deg 6.1'
    18h 48m 00s  41 deg 6.8'
    18h 48m 42s  41 deg 7.0'
     
    Clear the Lunar Distance

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