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    Re: First sights
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2007 Jan 22, 15:09 -0500

    Hats off to you that you can get a teenage girl to take an interest in 
    anything other than fashion, pop music, malls, boys and "attitude".
    You have her started off on the right foot. I hope that celestial navigation 
    gets her before pop culture does.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gary 
    Date: Monday, January 22, 2007 3:03 pm
    Subject: [NavList 2123] First sights
    > Thanks to everyone for the great information.  Took my new sextant to
    > the lake sat morning and took some sights before the clouds rolled in
    > and the snow descended.  after using HO 299 for the calculations I
    > ended up between 2 - 5 miles from where the GPS said I was
    > standing on
    > the shore.  Had to use dip short calculations as the lake was 1.2
    > mileswide in the direction of the sights.  Overall it was great
    > fun to
    > reduce the sun and see what things looked like in the sextant.  I
    > stillneed to understand the filters better, as well as need LOTS more
    > practice.  My 15 yr old daughter who was recording info for me enjoyed
    > taking some sights as well.  Actually she turned out to be the closest
    > once all the calculations were done.
    > >
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