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    Re: Lunar Distances with Alex's SNO-T
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2006 Nov 03, 19:05 -0500

    > Judging by the shape of the gate
    > it is either USA football or rugby.
    
    Alex
    
    I am voting for the old K-mart.  We can set the sextant(s) up on a piece of
    wood at home. Level the frame fore and aft, and get our laser set up in the
    middle of the scope eyepiece, hitting the junction of the glass/mirror of
    the horizon mirror and centered so we have some hope of using the portion of
    the scope and mirror we use in the field.  Then move that calibrated or
    fixed unit to the site.
    
    At the site we can adhere a target to a wall (or just use the wall) at the
    greatest distance the laser can be seen or until we run out of parking lot.
    We can position our vehicles to either side of the table to block wind
    and/or stray traffic (for our safety).
    
    That leaves one of us taking measurements from the near piece of target
    poster board maybe 50 ft away, then going to the wall to measure and report
    back for any adjustment.  A pair of my FRS radios should save a bit of shoe
    leather once we get the course adjustments done (near and far target the
    same--hopefully no more than several rounds if our initial IE figures are
    close).
    
    Thoughts?
    
    Bill
    
    
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