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    Re: Lunar era
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Dec 6, 19:50 EST
    Alex asked:
    "So I ask those who really practice lunars in sea
    or on land: can you give some statistics of the accuracy
    of your own distance measurements?"
     
    I usually get within 0.2 to 0.3 minutes of the right distance for a standard set of four or five distances. I don't have actual statistics but my sense is that two-thirds or so fall within those limits.
     
    I've tried lunars with about a dozen different (metal) sextants and in my experience the most important factor is a decent 7x telescope. Also, a careful estimate of IC is critical.
     
    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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