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    Re: Long Term Almanac 2000-2050
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2000 Dec 17, 5:58 PM

    "Dr. Geoffrey Kolbe" wrote:
    >
    > With reference to the ongoing discussion on the best calculator for
    > navigational use, may I offer an alternative....
    >
    > - No batteries required
    >
    > - Lasts for 50 years
    >
    > - Guaranteed to still work after immersion in water
    >
    This almanac looks a little like the long term almanac in
    the back of the "American Practical Navigator"
    
    -- Gordon
    
    
    > - Interfaces with the finest computer in the world - your own brain!
    >
    > The "Long Term Almanac 2000-2050" is my attempt to produce an easy-to-use
    > long term almanac that is small enough to be easily stowed - even in the
    > sextant box. It is good for 50 years so it will be a while before you need
    > worry about it being out of date!
    >
    > The tables give the GHA and dec. of the sun and the GHA of Aries, as well
    > as the positions of 39 selected navigational stars. The tables are
    > generally accurate to 0.3'. (Sorry, no moon or planets)
    >
    > As well as the usual tables for refraction and dip, there is also a set of
    > concise sight reduction tables which will get you found to within a mile,
    > if you do your bit with the sextant.
    >
    > Go to http://www.pisces-press.com/almanac.htm and have a look. If you like
    > it, you can buy it online.
    >
    > Tell me what you think...
    >
    > Geoffrey Kolbe.
    >
    > Border Barrels Ltd., Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, TD9 0SN Scotland.
    > Tel. +44 (0)13873 76253 Fax. +44 (0)13873 76214.
    
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