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    False Horizons
    From: Jackie Ferrari
    Date: 2005 Aug 28, 16:16 +0100
     

    I'm new to the list and a relative beginner at practical navigation so I hope my question isn't too elementary.
     
    Recently I took a noon sight but the horizon was cut short by a spit of land. I took it anyway as I was curious to see how far out my LOP would be. It was about 1nm out. I wondered could anyone tell me if there is a formula relating the distance that the false horizon is from the real horizon for any give height of eye, and the error incurred in the LOP.
     
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    Jackie Ferrari
       
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