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    Re: Lunars with SNO-T
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 Oct 24, 10:39 -0400

    On Oct 24, 2004, at 4:14 AM, Alexandre Eremenko wrote:
    
    > I followed the advise to look at the star straight,
    > having the Moon in the index mirror. This determines the
    > position of the sextant. Holding it up side down
    > (that is telescope aimed at the Moon) makes it almost
    > impossible to catch the star (there are so many around!)
    > But now I understand that when the Moon and the star almost touch,
    > I can try to invert the sextant to get precise touching.
    >
    
    It's easier to bring the objects together looking at the star through
    the horizon mirror, since the moon is easier to find, being big and
    bright.  But once the angle has been set close enough, by all means
    look at the object that provides the most comfortable posture; if the
    moon is under the star, it's often easier to look at the moon.
    
    Fred
    
    
    

       
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