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    Re: A Lunar alternative?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2003 Oct 2, 10:37 -0700

    On Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 01:54 AM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > George Huxtable replies-
    > Peter has reintroduced an old friend to this list, who pops up at
    > regular
    > intervals.
    This is a great example of a topic which we should put into a Frequent
    Asked Questions (FAQ) document for this newsgroup.  I envision a
    document with these questions answered:
    1) I am new to celestial navigation; how should I learn?  which sextant
    should I buy?
    2) Why do celestial navigation?  The GPS makes it all obsolete, doesn't
    3) What are the pros and cons of different methods of reducing a sight?
      What about H.O. 211?  H.O. 229?  H.O. 249?
    4) I want to make my own solar almanac.  How do I do this?  What about
    DE400 from JPL?
    5) What portable electronic almanac is the best?  Should I use an
    HP-48? a Palm Pilot?  the TI-StarCalc?
    6) How accurate can I get with a sextant?

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