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    Re: Lunar Distance in Wikipedia
    From: Michael Daly
    Date: 2007 Oct 29, 18:49 -0400

    Frank Reed wrote:
    
    > By 1800, there were
    > many practical methods for clearing lunars available which reduced the total
    > time for the calculation (from beginning to end, including calculating local
    > apparent time) to twenty minutes or even less.
    
    Is there a good reference for this?  Something suitable for Wikipedia?
    I'm reworking some of the history stuff for navigation and would like to
    specify the time reducing from hours to minutes from Maskelyne's first
    voyage to the regular use of lunars in the early 19th c.
    
    Mike
    
    
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