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    Re: Lunar stuff (was: Calculating accurate apparent-angles between stars)
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2003 Jan 8, 17:29 EST

    I do embarrass easily Fred, but pressure for an explanation of the Tables
    isn't an embarrassment. It's a joy. I'm grateful for people's interest.
    Issue #60 of the Navigation Foundation's "Navigator's Newsletter" has a paper
    in which I explain the problems and ideas that led me to develop yet another
    lunar method. The paper also shows the equation, and covers the turning
    points in working it out from the cosine-haversine and old-style time-sight
    The Foundation has published other papers of mine and, perhaps more important
    for the acceptance of the Tables, Robert Eno's "Field Assessment" of them.
    Chances are I'd have gotten nowhere without the Navigation Foundation. And,
    whatever the law says, it seems to me the papers they've published belong to
    Of the individual tables, though, only 2 and 3 were discussed, and that was
    only to explain why "Q" isn't necessarily the exact arithmetic complement of
    the "Logarithmic difference." I'd be glad to answer questions about any of
    the individual tables.

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