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    Re: Old style lunar
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 Dec 9, 17:30 -0500

    On Dec 9, 2004, at 5:24 PM, Fred Hebard wrote:
    > I can't imagine that the
    > distance cleared from those would have been in error by more than 0.1
    > or 0.2' of arc, given an accurate sextant.
    >
    
    I should have said, "given an accurate sextant _and_ accurate
    ephemerides." As Frank Reed pointed out, inaccurate ephemerides also
    were an important source of error in those days.
    
    
    

       
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