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    Re: Lunerian Apprenticeship
    From: David C
    Date: 2017 Jan 6, 12:33 -0800

    Could you provide your DR lat and long so that I could check against Frank's online site? Also the actual GMT of the sight?

    I think this is the sight you are referring to.

    5/12/2016  082307 UTC.  DR  S 41 06.5   E 175 05.2.  Venus - Mars  36 deg 29.5'.

    I would not worry too much about the result because it was my very first Lunar sight and so is likely to be in error. I have since discovered Frank's calculator and used it on some sights taken last night. The results are given in another post.

    I have not applied a parallax correction to Venus so that is another thing I must learn about.

    Anyways, let me know what the correct answer should be and I'll try to figure out where I went wrong and then describe the method in detail for you.

    Yes please. I want to learn the manual method. For the same reason that I made a point of working intercepts by Norie's haversine tables although I now use the cos formula and a calculator.

    Best wishes and welcome to the lunatic fringe!

    LOL! I thought that "I'm a Lunatic" would make a great t-shirt logo. Only one or two people in NZ would understand it. But no, in this PC age  it would probably be misinterpreted.

       
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