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    Re: Lunar weather in Indiana
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Mar 29, 00:06 -0400

    Dear Kermit,
    Yes I used Frank's calculator:-)
    I cannot publish ALL row data (I have to much) but here is the data for
    My place: N40d 27.2, W86d55.8 Termometer: 60 Barometer 740mm
    (sorry: 29.13 inches, my barometer is German:-) GMT March 29.
    SNO-T, IC=-0'3 from Sun, 6x Kepler scope. Watch (set on GMT) 3 sec fast.
    Row data (GMT watch reading; sextant reading):
    1. Moon (Near limb)-Jupiter:
    00:31:50 35d21'1
    00:34:03 35d22'
    00:35:25 35d22'8
    2. Moon (Near limb)-Venus:
    00:37:24 23d50'
    00:38:31 23d50'
    00:40:13 23d50'2
    Break for a cup of tea.
    3. Moon (Far limb)-Mars:
    00:57:09 77d14'9
    00:59:24 77d14'4
    01:00:00 77d13'7
    4. Break. Index check: Rigel, IC= -0'2 or -0'3 (not sure).
    Some small star, IC=-0'3.
    Reduced the sights with Frank's calculator using IC=-0.3.
    5. Moon (Far limb)-Jupiter, again, using stopwatch instead of wrist watch
    stopwatch is exact, started from Internet GMT:
    01:12:33 35d35'0
    01:14:52 35d35'7
    01:16:00 35d36'1
    Remarks. Sitting in a chair, in the case of Mars, facing Mars.
    Holding the sextant with two hands. Adjust and look, adjust
    and look...
    Stopwatch more convenient (don't need to put eyeglasses on and off;
    stopwatch has a hudge dial (2.3 inches),
    and I use a microlight from Celestaire to
    read the time and sextant. Native SNO illuminator is not enough for my
    eyes, but magnifier helps a lot, so I can read without eyeglasses.
    Stopwatch has two second hands: one can be stopped another continues.
    Then I read the time, press a button, and the stopped hand joins the
    running hand. Very convenient for Cel nav. Russian Molnia stopwatch,
    dial reads to 1/10 of a second, but I don't care of course about 1/10
    when taking Lunars, in fact one can safely round to 5 seconds:-)
    On Wed, 28 Mar 2012, utf-8?Q?Antoine Cou=C3=ABtte?= wrote:
    > Would you be so kind as to publish all your "raw data" so that -
    > just for fun actually - we could rework them, using whatever computing
    > tool available. By the way, did you use Frank's on line Lunar Computer ?
    > Best Regards
    > Kermit

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