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    Re: Planet rising revisited
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 2002 Feb 5, 16:11 US/PACIFIC

    Dave W wrote:
    
    > What practical use would a navigator have for determining when a planet
    > would rise? (other than at twilight
    
    
    In a lifeboat at sea with no sextant, the rising or setting of a planet (or any
    other body) gives you a "free" sight (hs = 0). This is certainly not as good as
    a real sight with a sextant at twilight, but it is better than no sight.
    
    Chuck Taylor
     47 degrees 55.161 minutes North Latitude
    122 degrees 11.176 minutes West Longitude
    
    
    

       
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