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    Re: Impossible lunar example. was: Short-cut lunars. was: Clearing lunars
    From: Antoine Couëtte
    Date: 2010 Aug 28, 08:55 -0700

    Dear George,

    .... this is my second reply to your recent post in which you very kindly published again this "impossible lunar" example.

    Indeed, such a Lunar is impossible, since from the sextant heights corrected into geocentric heights, the maximum geocentric distance between both centers can NOT exceed 90�275 ( or 90�16'5). Since their published apparent sextant distance between limbs shows as 102�57'5, something is definitely wrong here ...

    Just one question now : by to-day date/UT time reckoning standards, what would be the day and time of this Lunar. Should we read it as : 20 Nov 1796, 18h46 UT ???

    Thank you again for your Kind Attention and Courteous Help, and for your reply.

    Best Regards


    Antoine M. "Kermit" Cou�tte
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