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    Re: Lunars: Jupiter's BIG.
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2003 Dec 29, 17:07 EST
    Fred wrote:
    "If the rater were highly unlinear, and the functional dependence on
    time unknown, the average rate would not be useful.  I believe George
    was trying to point this out."

    Yes, maybe he was. As I said though, that's not necessarily relevant to navigational practice. You can get a useful rate on a chronometer with any pair of longitude verifications and usually they will be separated by weeks. You're not getting the instantaneous rate, but it is a "practical" and useful rate, and the fact that it is an average rate may well make it more useful in practice instead of less useful.

    Frank E. Reed
    [X] Mystic, Connecticut
    [ ] Chicago, Illinois
       
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