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    Re: Lunar distance measurement in ideal conditions: attainable accuracy.
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2013 Jan 16, 09:42 -0500

    Bill,
    
    > The big advantage of a monocular over the SNO-T's 6 x 30 'scope is the
    > wide field of view, which makes acquiring the objects much easier.
    
    Two ways of catching the objects that I use are:
    
    1. Preset the sextant by approximate distance from an XVII century
    almanac, or from Franks website, part "Predicted Lunars".
    
    2. Remove the telescope, catch it, then restore the telescope.
    
    These are especially useful when the distance is very large.
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

       
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