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    Re: Nautical Almanac Usage
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2004 Oct 23, 09:49 -0700

    Jared Sherman wrote:
    > Herb-
    >  Ergh, that we've all got computers and don't want to kill trees?
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Herbert Prinz" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 2:23 PM
    > Subject: Nautical Almanac Usage
    > Hello All Stations,
    > In a discussion about the role of CN at sea, Ken Gebhart pointed out
    > that the sales of Almanacs would probably be a good indicator. After a
    > little survey, I found out that out of over 200 members of the
    > navigation list, zero members are currently in possession of the
    > government edition of the Nautical Almanac for the year 2005. What may
    > we conclude from this data?
    > Herbert Prinz
    Probably Not Much.
    I usually get my NA from the GPO Bookstore in Los Angeles. I like
    the Government edition the best.
    My understanding is that the British Edition is identical to the
    US edition, expect the price. HMNAO want big bucks or should I
    say big quid for their version. I have run into some Brits that
    buy US editions because of the price.
    There is also a cheaper "Commercial Edition" available, since the
    NAO's Almanac is for the most part, not copyrighted and is data is
    made freely available.
    I haven't gotten the 2005 edition, because I just haven't gotten
    around to ordering it yet.
    As for the "Air Almanac", if I was actually going to sea and
    doing real ( not arm chair ) navigation I would probably get
    it too. But just for casual use, it is quite expensive, about
    $65 ( maybe more now ), the last time I checked.
    -- Gordon
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