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    Lunar distance accuracy
    From: Jim Hickey
    Date: 2007 Oct 22, 08:07 -0700

    Lunar distance accuracy
    
    Looking for some qualitative comments regarding the accuracy of lunar
    distances. I have been looking through the archives and not found
    quite what I am looking for.
    
    I have not had the time patience and discipline to carefully log my
    observations but, I have noticed that the sun moon lunars seem to be
    more accurate than star moon lunars which are in turn better than the
    planet moon lunars.
    
    Standing on land in good conditions, no averaging, I have found that
    obtaining sun moon lunars with an accuracy of <0.5' can be obtained
    routinely with many sights well within this. Using stars I would have
    to estimate a slight increase in error putting it at <0.7'. Using
    planets I find that getting reliable results consistently <1.0' is
    getting to be a challenge.
    
    Have others had the same experience? Again, not looking for a detailed
    statistical analysis but more qualitative comments.
    
    
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