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    Re: Nautical Almanac clarification
    From: Bill Noyce
    Date: 2007 Mar 9, 16:17 -0500

    Just a guess off the top of the head -- are those the magnitudes (i.e.
    brightness) of the bodies?  More negative = brighter ...
        -- Bill
    On 3/9/07, Gary  wrote:
    > Having just started celestial I have greatly enjoyed what I have
    > learned so far.  It is extremely enjoyable to take sights, reduce them
    > and actually end up where you know you are.  This summer I will
    > actually get to use this tool on blue water which should be a lot of
    > fun.
    > In the nautical almanac there are numbers in the column headings next
    > to Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.  For instance for today they are
    > -3.9, +1.2, -2.1, +0.1 respectively.  I have not found an explanation
    > for what these numbers are for.  Can anyone help me out?  Thanks
    > >
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