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    Re: Ocean Crossing: North America To Strait Of Gibraltar
    From: Andrés Ruiz
    Date: 2012 Oct 22, 20:56 +0200
    Attached are a series of rapid fire shoots of the Sun this summer in the Mediterranean Sea.

    It was the first time I could do celnav on a stable platform at sea. My 8 m sloop roll and pitch all the time, but using the sextant at a 260 m length craft in the Mediterranean is like taking sight at the beach.
    The hardest part was to stand in the sun. My T-shirt was full of sweat, totally wet. The telescope and the mirrors was fogged by the humidity, 87%, and sweat wet my eyes.
    Between measurements, I was hiding under the shadow of the superstructure.
    Under such conditions I realized when I was taking bad readings. For me is a feeling, but works fine!

    If it is useful for someone, also is attached the template that I use to write the information of my sights. And a sheet for average the altitudes.

    regards,
    --
    Andrés Ruiz
    Navigational Algorithms
    http://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/

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