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    Re: No sextant, no watch, no almanach, nothing
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Nov 8, 15:20 EST
    Chuck Taylor wrote:
    " Another use for Mintaka is as a compass:  it
    rises almost exactly in the east (090) and sets almost
    exactly in the west (270), no matter what your
    position may be (so long as you can see it, of
    course)."

    You can extrapolate it back or project it forward to the horizon, but you can't literally see it rise or set or anywhere below about five degrees altitude due to atmospheric extinction.

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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