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    Re: Poor St. Hilaire
    From: John Karl
    Date: 2007 Oct 19, 07:55 -0700

    
    OK, so now we have Bowditch editions 1958, 1962, 1981, and 2000, all
    defining the St. Hilaire method as a process that determines one
    single LOP - not multiple ones with iterations.  So that's what we're
    addressing, the determination of a single LOP.
    
    My statement No. 1 was:  All CN books (well, all that I have seen)
    either don't attempt to explain the reason for the assumed position,
    or they explain it incorrectly.  For example,
    
    A. some say that an assumption is necessary because the distance
    between
    the sun's GP and the ship is too great to plot,
    B.  some because there's insufficient information to plot the LOP,
    and
    C.  and others because we don't know how to plot the exact LOP.
    
    List members can judge for themselves whether these statements are
    definitive, and can be judged either true or false.
    
    John Karl
    
    
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