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    Re: Lunar distance accuracy
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2007 Nov 4, 23:33 -0500

    There was a fellow with the U.S. Navy who explored accuracy of
    standard sights in 1960 or so, testing various sextants and
    telescopes.  Unfortunately, I don't recall much more detail.  His
    paper was referenced here in 2005 or so, and Joel ____ commented on
    his paper. Joel is the guy involved with Tamaya sextants, who I
    believe had the Land and Sea online sextant store, who stopped
    posting here about a year ago.
    On Nov 4, 2007, at 10:50 PM, Alexandre E Eremenko wrote:
    >> And maybe evidence of accuracy,
    >> too, if you can puzzle it out.
    > That's the question: how to puzzle it out.
    > Besides I have no access to these documents, and no time
    > to get involved really seriously.
    > (Besides, the topic looks too exotic to me for a serious
    > research:
    > even in this list at most 2-3 people seem to be interested
    > in the accuracy of sextant measurements of distances).
    > That's why I am mostly looking
    > at secondary sources: research already done on this
    > question and my own experiments:-)
    > Unfortunately very little previous research seems to be
    > available: I have only White and Bolte.
    > Alex.
    > >
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