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    Re: Noon sight for longitude
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2008 Jul 11, 11:46 EDT
    Andrés:

    I am advised that the current Bowditch has many more errors. I quoted
    from the 1952 edition, where the limits are stated as, "for a stationary
    observer," and "if there has been no change in declination." I advise my
    students to use an older edition of Bowditch.

    Jim Wilson
     
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    Except for some information on the electronic navigation systems, modern editions of Bowditch, starting with the 1995 edition, have been generally inferior in most respects.  My favorite edition is 1985 Vol I, 1981 edition Volume II.  One small note, the more modern Meridional parts tables are slightly different and more accurate, but I don't think it matters all that much.
     
    Jeremy





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