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    Re: Lunar distances
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Jan 25, 9:09 AM

    Yes, I think you have the right audience in mind.
    
    I have a copy of Stark's book and it contains no theory.  I bought
    it thinking it would explain lunars to me, but I learned nothing at all
    from it. It contains a two page preface, two pages on "Making the Observation",
    and five pages on "Using the tables" followed by 301 pages of tables.  There
    is not a single equation in the book and the source of the tables is not
    explained or described at all.  If you want to understand lunars, this
    book is not for you.
    
    Dan Allen
    
    -----Original Message-----
    
    I am also informed by Eric of Bruce Stark's "Tables for Clearing the Lunar
    Distance and Finding G.M.T. by Sextant Observation", and would be
    interested to hear listmembers' opinions about this book.
    
    However I have had to work on the basis of writing for members who have
    access to none of those works, and are new to lunars, but are familiar with
    the basics of ordinary astronavigation and the measurement of altitude by
    sextant. Would that pitch it about right?
    
    George Huxtable.
    

       
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