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    Re: Lunar distances - short clearance methods
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Sep 6, 00:23 EDT
    Jan K wrote:
    " He published the paper "Recherches sur les principaux problemes de l'Astronomie Nautique" in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1797, where he summed up 40 direct methods of lunars and investigated many indirect methods. "

    Would anyone like me to post this paper online (not to the list)? It's great fun, but monoglots beware --it's in French. I posted a link to this paper in August, but it is only intermittently available so if anyone says yes, I will put it up on my web site.

    And:
    "Of course, Arnold improved Mendoza's method essentially. George's recent posting explains this fact thoroughly."

    Yes, just bear in mind that these improvements (and others) were already incorporated into Bowditch's main method which was publised well before Arnold's work.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
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