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    Re: Problem Practice (group project)
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2021 Jun 3, 02:49 -0700

    Someone might like to check this out before Steve tries it.

    At 10.00 UT (that great navigational time) my DR position was 26°.46’N 075°.44’W.  Being super organised and ready to go, at 10.10 UT, I caught Kochab (mag +2.2) at Hs 11°.02’.  At 10.14UT I shot Aldebaran (mag +1.1) at Hs 60°.04’, and at 10.18UT I could still see Capella (Mag +0.2) at Hs 53°.17.

    My first mate Etheldred who’s usually late for most things didn't stagger on deck until 10.15UT and immediately shot Capella at Hs 52°.57 at 10.16UT, Deneb (Mag +1.3) at Hs 19°.16’ at 10.18, and just managed see Capella again at Hs 53°.36’ at 10.20. I really don’t know how he manages to get away with it. There goes my jobs list for another morning, but this is much more fun. My usual caveats apply.


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