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    First Sights
    From: Mike Hannibal
    Date: 2005 Oct 27, 09:33 +1000

    I told the list recently that I was a rank amateur and
    that is true.
    
    This morning I took my first two sights ever -
    Lunar-Solar distances and cheated by using Frank's
    calculator to clear them. I found it the best workout
    for hand eye coordination that I had ever had. I'm the
    world champion clumsy.
    
    The results were:
    
    Sight 1: True LD = 70d 34.5m Cleared LD = 70d 36.8m
    
    Giving an error of 2.4m which I thought was pretty
    sloppy.
    
    Sight 2: True LD = 70d 23.8m Cleared LD = 70d 23.3m
    
    Giving an error of -0.5m which I thought was much
    better.
    
    There is currently an opportunity for Saturn which is
    much closer to the moon if I can get up early enough
    tomorrow and if the cloud does not beat me. I suspect
    that might be easier than chasing the sun across 70
    degrees of sky.
    
    Regards
    
    Mike
    
    
    
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