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    Re: Navigation without Leap Seconds
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2008 Apr 18, 03:00 -0400

    Paul Hirose, you wrote:
    "Fixes will have a longitude error due to the discrepancy between the actual
    UT1-UTX vs. the predicted value. However, we tolerate greater error today.
    The almanac is tabulated in UT1, but most navigators simply use UTC because
    a few tenths of a second aren't significant in ordinary celestial
    It would seem that most everyone here is in agreement that there would be no
    real problem for celestial navigation if leap seconds are abolished. Does
    anyone disagree?? This has come up a number of times in the past ten years,
    and it's often suggested that celestial navigation would be crippled by the
    change. I've never thought that this would be the case. So does anyone
    defend the poor suffering leap second??
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