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    Re: Lunars.
    From: Steven Wepster
    Date: 2001 Jul 13, 8:48 AM

    > Going on poor old memory-Institute of Navigation article four or five years ago gave rework of
    >Joshua Slocum's calculation about a century ago
    
    You might mean this -- out of my BiBTeX file:
    
    {at}Article{werf_slocum,
      author =       {{Siebren Y. Van der} Werf},
      title =        {{The Lunar Distance Method in the Nineteenth Century: A Simulation of Joshua
    Slocum's Observation on June 16, 1896}},
      journal =      {Navigation},
      year =         {1997},
      volume =       {44},
      number =       {1},
      pages =        {1--14},
      ISSN =         {0028-1522}
    }
    
    
    
    >and the report of the symposium "The Quest for Longitude" (I believe by Derek Howse) gives
    >facsimilie of a set of calculations.
    
    True. See also by same author:
     Nevil Maskelyne: The seaman's astronomer
     Greenwich time and the discovery of the longitude
    
    
     I am about 1950nm away from refs. so please forgive  E&OE.
    >   Ed Falk  wrote: Can anyone provide a reference to the "classic"
    method?
    >
    > -ed falk
    >
    >
    > ---------------------------------
    
    _Steven.
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