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    Re: New Moon Night Horizon Estimation
    From: Marcel Tschudin
    Date: 2011 Sep 23, 22:25 +0300
    Greg,

    At this occasion you also could try with your cameraa to obtain an observation with the moon above the horizon. If the waves are not too high the apparent horizon should be visible from the reflected moon light.

    Marcel


    On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---.com> wrote:

    Has anyone experimented with night time star observations during a new Moon using an estimated horizon? A vague horizon is bad enough but added to this is the difficulty of rocking the sextant to obtain perpendicularity. Even so I bet observations within 20 minutes of arc can be had. I see that this will be something to try on my next cruise to the islands.

    Greg Rudzinski
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