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    Re: Nautical Almanac
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2002 Jun 24, 19:52 -0400

    Yes, I had thought of that. I know that the current almanac comes with a
    formula for calculating the data for the following year. I was going on
    Huntford's narrative of the events. Huntford seems to imply that this (lack
    of the 1912 almanac) was a critical factor and one which drove Amundsen on.
    Did the 1911 almanac come with this formula?
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes 
    To:  It does come with a formula for using one year for the next, at least
    > nowadays. He probably knew the correction formula even if it wasn't in
    > the almanac.
    > On Mon, 24 Jun 2002 13:20:00 +0100, Robert Eno wrote:
    > > Because of this, he was compelled to reach the South
    > >Pole (and fix his position there with absolute certainty) before the
    > >of 1911. As it turns out, he did, on December 17. Talk about cutting it
    > >close eh?
    > >
    > Rodney Myrvaagnes
    J36 Gjo/a
    > "Wanting to meet a writer because you like his work is like wanting to
    meet a duck because you like pate."
    > Margaret Atwood

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