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    Re: Possibly a dumb question,bear with me please
    From: Randall Morrow
    Date: 2014 May 12, 07:53 -0700

    Alan,
    To my last post I should add that light pollution makes only the brighter stars visible in the sky most of the time. But in a clear and crowded star field it would be much easier to shoot the wrong pinpoint of light. I may have missunderstood your question in this regard. But if you shoot the brightest stars, you can still pick its "twin" in the index mirror. Its also a good idea to make a guess at the approximate alitude before you shoot. If your sextant reading is way off the estimate, shoot again. The dimmer the star the more one looks like another.
    Randy
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