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    Re: Possibly a dumb question,bear with me please
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2014 May 11, 21:02 -0700


    I intended to say the following, perhaps I said it poorly.

    The sun's movements, I know it's the earth that moves about the sun,however the fiction is that the sun moves 15 Degrees/hour, so the angle between LOP's shot 4 hours apart would be 60 D.

    My understanding of the moon's movements, possibly incorrect, are that it moves more quickly, and in an irregular manner compared to the sun. Given that situation, would AH moon shots taken about 4 hours apart, give LOP's 60D apart, a reasonable cut, providing an acceptable fix, as would be the case with shots of the sun, 4 hours apart. I hope this restatement is clear enough.

    Also, I find myself curious as to the following points, re data you posted on NavList.

    1. Re star shots, how did you determine which star or stars you were viewing? Did you use a 2102-D, AKA The Rude Star Finder or a similar device.

    2. Respecting moon shots using an AH, one has the reflected moon and the sextant moon to work with, so one can do upper or lower limb shots. With a star, one brings the body down to the horizon, notes the time and sextant reading. Problem is with the AH there is no horizon visible, if there was one, why use an AH at all, so how does a star shot work?

    If it turns out that this is a dumb question, that I'm overlooking the obvious, please bare with me.


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