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    Re: Moon Horizon
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2009 May 11, 12:30 +1000
    The polarising filter sounds like a good idea, if available, to minimise the reflective glare from the sea-surface.
     
    Having experimented (a happy way to while-away a night-time watch; a version of useful moon-gazing), I can confidently say that so long as the observer is aware of the false-horizon effect, and can identify and use the real horizon, the moon can give quite reliable single lines of position, at a time when no other bodies (with horizon) will typically be available.

    On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Anabasis <jcaoy@yahoo.com> wrote:

    I have used a polarizing horizon shade on my sextant to mitigate this
    problem, but I won't claim to be completely confident with moon
    horizon shots.  It may be something to experiment with, but I would
    not depended upon them for navigation.

    Jeremy



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