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    Re: The Moon and bubble sextant
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2008 Nov 9, 11:25 -0800
    Was that with your new MkIX or with the A10?

    --- On Sun, 11/9/08, bruce hamilton <bruce.hamilton@shaw.ca> wrote:
    From: bruce hamilton <bruce.hamilton@shaw.ca>
    Subject: [NavList 6475] Re: The Moon and bubble sextant
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 1:17 PM

    Thanks Mike that worked well, and I tried another method that I would 
    like to know if anyone else has had luck with. I put the lower limb in
    the center of the bubble. (My AP is my actual position on earth.)First
    result the LOP .3 NM from AP second try was 1.1 NM from AP. My luck
    factor was very high last night! I wish I had taken the a-12 out too.

    Mike Burkes wrote:
    > Hi Bruce, Air Almanac not necessary for Moon corrections. Refer to
    > Nautical Almanac page xxxiv after the "Increments and
    > Table and I quote:" For bubble sextant observations ignore dip, take
    > the mean of upper and lower limb corrections and subtract 15' from the

    > altitude." Hope this helps, have fun I know I do! I also have an A-10

    > and my only complaint is lack of total sun filtering,i.e. the
    > potential for eye damage is possible so be careful.
    > Mike Burkes
    > 626-833-1521
    > > Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 22:30:46 -0800
    > > From: bruce.hamilton@shaw.ca
    > > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > > Subject: [NavList 6465] The Moon and bubble sextant
    > >
    > >
    > > I have never shot the moon with my bubble sextants and it is the only
    > > body that is peeking out from the gloom tonight. It is quite handy
    > > actually as it peers through quite a lot of cloud and a light filter
    > > sharpens it up nicely. As I am sure all of you understand, I have to
    > > make sure that my balcony has not changed location on the face of the
    > > earth. I do not own an Air Almanac yet, and I was wondering if it
    > > contained correction tables for the moon and sun that were made for a
    > > bubble sextant. With the sun, I just use the star corrections, or
    > > average the upper and lower limb.
    > >
    > > I just got a Mark IX on e-bay for 31 dollars. It is missing the cover
    > > for the averaging clockwork system, and I will have to fill the
    > > system, but it is otherwise fine. I found a reference to a page on
    > > list that gives me all the details I need to remove and fill the
    > > mechanism.
    > >
    > > I now own an A-12, and A-10, and the Mark IX. Can I stop collecting
    > >
    > > Bruce Hamilton
    > > Vancouver, BC
    > > CN89kg
    > >
    > >
    > >

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