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    Re: Index error check Question
    From: Rick Emerson
    Date: 1998 Dec 12, 18:40 EST

    WSMurdoch{at}XXX.XXX writes:
     > In a message dated 12/12/98 2:01:27 PM EST, rick{at}XXX.XXX writes:
     > << The question, then, is where is the extra 1.5' or 2.0' coming from and why
     > does it vary from one instrument to the other? >>
     >
     > Are you perhaps watching the semidiameter of the sun changing ?  For instance
     > on August 25 the Nautical Almanac lists the sun's semidiameter as 15.8' and
     > today, December 12, it lists the semidiameter as 16.3'.  Were both
     > observations taken on the same day ?
    That's a good point but...  The initial sights were taken within
    several minutes of each other and then re-checked within a minute or
    two of each other.  In short, this is not an issue of the distance
    from the Earth to the Sun.
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
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