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    Lunars: methods, methods, methods...
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Sep 26, 23:30 EDT
    A suggestion for beginners thinking about lunars... There's a lot of talk about various methods of clearing lunars and their relative merits and it can all be a little intimidating. Don't let it get to you! Lunars are easy. I refer you to the wise words of John...

    John was the black cook aboard Nathaniel Bowditch's vessel, Cleopatra's Barge. Everyone on Bowditch's crew became a lunarian. When quizzed by an incredulous European visitor about his prefered method for clearing lunars, John supposedly replied:
      "It is immaterial. I use sometimes the method of Maskelyne, Lyons, or Bowditch, but I prefer that of Dunthorne, as I am more accustomed to it".

    (quoted from "Yankee Stargazer: the Life of Nathaniel Bowditch" by R.E. Berry, 1941)

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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