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    Lunars hard to shoot?
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2000 Sep 07, 12:50 AM

    While looking at the quarter moon last night, I began thinking about
    lunars. The part I was specifically wondering about is measuring the
    angular separation between star and Moon with a sextant. I assume you
    use the illuminated limb of the Moon as your "horizon". Problem is,
    you are trying to bring a bright star into coicidence with a bright
    limb. I imagine a normal sight is easier, because you see a bright
    body against a dark horizon. However, I don't own a marine sextant.
    Anyone ever tried this? Do the horizon shade glasses cut the glare of
    the Moon enough to align the star accurately with the limb?
    

       
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