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    Re: Position from a photo
    From: Paul Dolkas
    Date: 2013 Jan 13, 11:49 -0800

    Pharaoh’s tomb?  Must be the eastern Sierras…

     

     

    Paul Dolkas

    From: navlist-bounce@fer3.com [mailto:navlist-bounce@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Örjan Sandström
    Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:10 AM
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Position from a photo

     

    Brad Morris,
    Yes, any excuse to use a sextant :-)
    It is NOT easy, try at home adjusting your sextant wearing gloves then mittens over that, now imagine it is -20 and you are somewhat winded and with arms somewhat tired from skiing across virgin snow wearing a pack on your back.
    Also, horizon on ice can be somewhat elusive, so I tend to use AH quite a bit more than I would wish.
    one good tip, Thermos of hot coffee is one great resource on the ice, a small insulated mug (100ml) of coffee give you decent AH if filled to ~2mm from the rim and placed on ice sheltered by your pack and snow kicked into a wall, if you are quick enough, you have still decently warm drink.
    The hardest part is reducing the sight, time spent holding a pencil and leafing in tables/almenac... is hard won and errors tend to creep in...

    Paul Dolkas, uhm did I misread? I remember Geoffrey mentioning his caracter finding a Pharaos tomb.
    if sierras I can understand landmarks.
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