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    Lunars
    From: John Mason
    Date: 1999 Feb 16, 9:24 AM

    Has anyone ever seen a reference to an actual procedure (book, calculator, or
    computer program) for the celestial navigation solution for longitude called
    "luners"?
    
    My understanding is one starts with the time at which one or more of the
    navigation stars is occulted by the moon, and traditionally performs a massive
    (hours to solve without calculators) spherical trigonometry solution which
    yields position.  But how does one do it?  Even Bowditch is silent.
    
    There is another solution using the moons of Jupiter, but I don't think this
    is the "luners" used by master mariners in the last century.
    
    John Mason
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