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    Re: Lunar Distance Puzzle : CORRECTION: Dave Walden's altitudes are consistent.
    From: UNK
    Date: 2011 Aug 21, 22:07 +0000

    Hello Dave,
    
    I owe you an apology and hope that I did not cause too much trouble
    asking to show your work. With the help of your data I was able to trace
    the "inconsistency" back to a transcription error: I repeatedly misread
    your distance to Vega of 61d 36' 0.8" as 61d 36' 08". This naturally
    would lead to a discrepancy of 4" to 8" in the position.
    
    Now, that we agree that the three "observed" distances ARE consistent,
    can we agree that the 3rd one is redundant? (Really, this is only a
    different way of saying the same thing.)  Can we therefore further agree
    that one cannot determine time and position from 3 distances in a
    refraction free world?
    
    Herbert
    
    
    
    

       
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