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Re: Longitude, the Bounty, and William Bligh
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2018 Dec 1, 17:29 -0500
The new chronometer error (CE) is noted and supersedes the prior CE. The new chronometer rate (CR) is noted and supersedes the prior CR. The chronometer itself is never adjusted. It is simply wound the same way, each time.
I was very interested to hear that Bligh used lunars to correct his chronometers, melding both longitude solutions (lunars and chronometers) into one.
thanks for the response. I guess what I was attempting to ask in a round about fashion is, when a ship came to a remote port that had a table reference for latitude and longitude, was it the practice to go ashore with instruments and chronometers to verify the accuracy of the instruments and chronometer attest location. Also, did they just note the chronometer difference or did they change it. I’m guessing they just logged the observed difference and pressed on.
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