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    Re: Hi (WAS: Re: ping)
    From: Robert Taylor
    Date: 2001 Feb 06, 12:10 PM

    I could not help myself -- I had to take a look.
    1. I  Get through occasionally to a site Titled, "Celestial Navigation Data
    for Assumed Position and Time" at
    http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/docs/celnavtable.html. This is not a "page
    out of the Nautical Almanac" as it has been called but an interactive
    display with inputs for date, UT and AP. Only 26 Navigational Stars are
    listed together with Sun, Moon, Planets and Aries. This appears to be the
    page under discussion.
    2. Sometimes I get the "Failed to connect..." error message.
    3. Conclusion: Probably the Re: Re: Hi (WAS: Re: ping) audience has been so
    curious over this ping-pong communication that they are saturating the
    capability of the web server out of plain curiosity.
    4. My advice: Wait thirty days and try again at midnight.
    Robert S. Taylor
    ----- Original Message -----
    From  "Richard Langley" 
    Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:59 AM
    Subject: Re: Hi (WAS: RE: ping)
    > I think it's a case of a poor network connection at USNO and/or limited
    > capacity on their Web server. I sometimes get the error mentioned
    > below. Advice: just keep trying.
    > -- Richard Langley
    > On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Richard B. Emerson wrote:
    > >FYI, here's what I get from a try here:
    > >Failed to connect
    > >
    > >The host could not be contacted. If this persists, you
    > >should contact the administrator of the remote site.
    > >
    > >Rick
    > >S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    > >
    > >David Weilacher writes:
    > > > To make the URL work from my NT Internet explorer setup,  I had to
    copy the
    > > > URL as shown then paster it in the address section.  Trying to link
    > > > doesn't work for me either.
    > > >
    > > > ------Original Message------
    > > > >Could the original poster (Hal Mueller?) confirm the URL for the
    > > > >Almanack source as:
    > > >
    > > > >        http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/data/docs/celnavtable.html
    > > > >
    > > > >I've had no success in accessing it.
    > >
    >  Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang@unb.ca
    >  Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
    >  Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
    >  University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
    >  Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B 5A3
    >      Fredericton?  Where's that?  See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/

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