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    Ideal tables
    From: Dave Weilacher
    Date: 2002 Jan 25, 3:27 PM

    I would like to see H.O. 249 vol I, pretty much as is.
    For sight reduction tables, I would like to have H.O. 229 tables to the level 
    of precision that H.O. 249, vol II & III cover. (to the nearest minute, not 
    As for the multiplication tabels for 'd' and declination, I'd want the H.O.249 version.
    So... What are these called?  I can't be the only guy that wants the best of both worlds.
    Original Message:
    From- Hal Mueller hal@MOBILEGEOGRAPHICS.COM
    Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 10:33:29 -0800
    Subject: Re: [NAV-L] Lunar distances
     From last summer:
    At 10:43 AM -0700 7/22/01, Dan Allen wrote:
    >In the book entitled "History and Bibliography of The New American
    >Practical Navigator and The American Coast Pilot" by John F.
    >Campbell (Peabody Museum, Salem, MA: 1964), it says in part on page
    >Bowditch continued to be published without any major revisions until
    >1887, when it again underwent revision.  Although seach succeeding
    >printing resulted in minor changes, Bowditch did not have its next
    >major revision until 1907.  This revision almost saw the lunar
    >distance problem eliminated from the work, but it was decided, in
    >view of its archaic principles, to relegate it to the appendix.
    >In 1914, Bowditch was again revised and improved.  In charge of this
    >revision was Lieutenant G. W. Logan, USN.  A sign of the changing
    >times is noted in this revision, as the chapter on lunar
    >observations was finally excluded.  It had been a part of the work
    >since it was first printed in 1799.
    >So there you have it.  Editions printed up until 1913 had lunars,
    >and the best material was probably pre-1907.  I just got an 1888
    >version which has excellent coverage of lunars.
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