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    Re: Lunar calculation (establishing time)
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Jul 9, 04:47 EDT
    vgarand wrote:
    "I am looking for a detailed procedure to establish the time using sights(altitude) of the moon, a nearby star or planet and the angle between the moon and the star or planet."

    Those are Lunars... There are as many procedures for this process as there are fans.

    You have to ask yourself some questions. Are you looking for historical authenticity? If so, what era? How accurate do you hope to be (is you sextant accurate to 0.1 minutes of arc or 0.5)? How much can you tolerate electronic calculations (paper and pencil only?? or can you use a handheld calculator??) ? The answers to these questions will determine where you go next.

    Visit Arthur Pearson's http://www.ld-DEADLINK-com
    or my own
    http://www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
    for more info on lunars.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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