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    Re: Extremely poor conditions??
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Mar 20, 09:48 -0400

    > If you would have taken some photos of the setting sun,
    At the moment of Sun setting, I was busy with Venus observation
    (I spotted it few minutes before the sunset), while Bill was taking
    a walk towards the end of the jetty protruding to the lake
    (and was chilled so much that he turned the heater in the car
    when we were going back 1/2 hour later, while I was suffering from heat).
    We also had an artificial horizon, but who uses an artificial horizon
    when the real one is available:-)
    If this explanation is correct and accounts for all our systematic error,
    then the shape of the Sun was like a sort of mango or a lemon which had
    to be visible by the naked eye. Unfortunately we were not looking at the
    Sun when it set.
    > Greg probably can contribute with his observations made some months ago
    > while St. Ana was blowing; this likely corresponded to a similar situation.
    > Marcel

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