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    Re: Lunar distance accuracy
    From: Michael Daly
    Date: 2007 Oct 25, 01:02 -0400

    frankreed{at}HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    
    > As a corollary, is it possible that it's only you (and maybe a local
    > museum in Oxford which you mentioned once before) that refer to a sextant on
    > a stand as a "pillar sextant"? In the period, the term was used for the
    > well-known double-frame design, originally patented by Troughton.
    
    Is it possible that someone confused a surveyor's sextant (mounted on a
    surveyor's staff or Jacob's staff) with a "pillar" sextant?
    
    Mike
    
    
    
    
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