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    Re: Lunar distance measurement in ideal conditions:
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2013 Jan 17, 05:56 +0000



    On 1/16/2013 8:21 PM, Frank Reed wrote:
    > ...Actually, it's not all that difficult if you know two tricks...
    

    My 'trick' is to remove the telescope altogether to get an approximate adjustment for the sextant. The field of view is such that it is easy to get the sextant adjusted to within a few minutes. Then, pop the telescope back in, point it at the moon and rotate the sextant until the sun comes into view.

    Geoffrey


       
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