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    Re: Faint stars easier to find on the horizon first?
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 May 31, 22:26 EDT
    Henry H wrote:
    "Lecky does stress precomputation with respect to stellar meridian altitudes but does not seem to carry it the logical step forward."

    Probably for the simple reason that stars were rarely used in the nineteenth century by navigators at sea. Sights off-meridian were usually used only for time sights in any case, and that was easily done using the Sun. Line of Position navigation was not yet popular.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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