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    Re: Lunars and accuracy generally
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2013 Jan 03, 01:47 -0500

    Frank wrote:
    
    > Both these sets average to 32.6' just as one would expect...
    > Large Snip
    > By the way, from your analysis of your camera observations, which you
    > seem to trust more than your sextant observations (?), you gave the
    > apparent diameter of the Sun today as "32.66'". In fact, it was probably
    > about 0.1' smaller than that. But your sextant observations appear to be
    > spot on.
    
    A question from the "no-nothing" cheap seats :-)
    
    Your online almanac lists the Sun's SD as 16!27, yielding a diameter of
    32!54. Does your SD calculation make any attempt at compensating for the
    irradiation fuzzy variable? If so, how?
    
    An aside to Greg: 0!06 from a highly-respected almanac with a small
    sextant sample--nice shooting!
    
    Bill B
    
    
    
    
    
    

       
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