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    Re: Latitude and Longitude by "Noon Sun"
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2005 Jun 5, 15:44 -0400

    You seem to have it right.
    Regardless of the precision spoken of so of ten on this List, an intended
    landfall, based on celestial navigation alone, within the masthead
    visibility distance is a successful landfall.
    
                                    Henry
    
    
    
    On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 14:13:42 -0400 Charles Seitz 
    writes:
    >  Instructions for my plastic sextant use a 'noon sight'
    > example for obtaining a fix. Obtaining both longitude
    > and latitude by one simple process is alluring to me.
    >
    > There are purists who scoff at imperfection and those, like
    > myself, who are not into nuance but are just trying to comprehend
    > basics.  When I navigate accurately enough to sight a landmark
    > for my final approach, it's a success.
    >
    > May I suggest a noon sight fix might suffice for verification
    > of the dead reckoning position required for a direction/intercept
    > fix?  Might that fix actually be superior to a DR position that
    > hasn't been updated during a period of prolonged cloud cover?
    >
    > ---  CHAS
    >
    
    
    

       
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