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    Finding longitude by lunar distance.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Oct 27, 20:26 +0100

    For what it's worth, here's a piece of mine that has appeared in the
    September/October issue of Navigation News. That's the more populist journal
    of the Royal Institute of Navigation, compared with the serious Journal of
    Navigation.
    
    Sorry about the rather lurid pictorial decoration; my preference is for
    simple black-on-white. However, it gives you a chance to see the handsome
    figure using my sextant, none other than Alex Eremenko, who visited us here
    one weekend in the Summer.
    
    Those who have visited, or partaken in the updating of the Wikipedia entry
    on Lunar Distance (navigation) will note some similarities, that are not
    entirely accidental; particularly in the diagram, which was drawn by
    listmember Clive Sutherland.
    
    I'm keen to hear any comments from the list, and particularly to have any
    errors pointed out, though it's far too late to correct now. I would have
    liked to put in a bit more detail about clearing a lunar, and something
    about the French contributions, but space was short.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
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