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    Re: Level of observation accuracy in medium seas
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Jul 22, 22:54 EDT
    Dave W wrote:
    " Why?  There is a crest 7 and 1/2 miles away blocking my view.
     So the questioned begged is this.  Just how much difference does a horizon 1/2 mile short of true for my height of eye actually make on an observation?
     Tis my argument that it isn't enough to even consider in practical navigation.  I don't even think you can measure it that far away.."

    I don't know, and I don't have a strong enough opinion on this to add any further, so instead, for those new to celestial navigation, I'll take the opportunity to recommend a book. The book in question has a very brief section on this topic which may or may not be right.

    Got a sextant? Get "The Sextant Handbook" by Bruce Bauer. It has all sorts of useful tips.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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