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    Re: Lunar Distance Puzzle
    From: UNK
    Date: 2011 Aug 20, 02:27 +0000

    You are going forward and backward on the question of whether refraction
    is essential to your solution or not. If you use Frank's online
    calculator, you are employing refraction. But in a previous message you
    claimed that "it is all parallax", no refraction needed. There is no
    point for me in analyzing or criticizing a method when I don''t  know
    what it is based on. I have no further comment until this has been made
    sufficiently clear.
    In case your method does rely on differential refraction (which is my
    firm belief) , I already stated my opinion: It's not feasible. If it
    were, you could find local time much cheaper just by measuring star to
    star distances. Forget the moon and avoid having to worry about the
    lunar limb profile, librations, position angle, and so on.
    On 2011-08-20 01:36, Dave Walden wrote:
    > It REALLY does work!
    > Here's a case generated with Frank's online calculator.. [etc]

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