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    Re: German navigational notation
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2010 Feb 06, 00:00 -0800
    It turns out that lower case delta and phi were also used in the Almanac for Computers which had been published by the U.S. Naval Observatory.

    gl



    Gary LaPook wrote:
    I have figured out where I learned to use this notation, H.O. 214 uses "a lamda" for assumed longitude. It also uses "delta" for the declination, LHA, and latitude adjustments, although the normal use of the table was to just do the "delta d" adjustment. The other adjustments are only used if working from a D.R. The "a lambda" notation is continued in H.O. 229.

    gl




    glapook@pacbell.net wrote:

    I've used lamda for longitude forever but I don't remember where I learned to do that. Do they use lamda in Germany also?
    How about you English and French guys, do you use the same notation?

    gl
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