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    Re: Help with Lunar distance.
    From: Paul Jackson
    Date: 2010 May 11, 15:41 -0700
    Yes i did swing the arc.

    --- On Wed, 12/5/10, Robin Stuart <robinstuart@earthlink.net> wrote:

    From: Robin Stuart <robinstuart@earthlink.net>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Help with Lunar distance.
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Wednesday, 12 May, 2010, 9:07 AM

    I would like to ask a silly question of my own. From the stated location at 18:15:52 UT, Jupiter's near limb lunar distance would have been measured by sextant as 6 59.4'. This can be checked by using Frank Reed's online lunar clearing application at http://www.historicalatlas.com/lunars/lunars_v4.html (Actually this is an excellent way to get immediate feedback as to how well you are doing with lunar sights.) Paul Jackson reports 7 20.8'. Was the care taken in "swinging the arc" in order to obtain the smallest distance between the two celestial bodies?
    Robin Stuart
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