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    Re: Puzzle
    From: Richard B. Emerson
    Date: 2000 Sep 11, 8:26 AM

    Dr. Geoffrey Kolbe writes:
     > I was thinking more of the junction of the sea and the _bottom_ of the
     > cloud bank, as George Huxtable suggested in an earlier communication....
    Well, yes, but... checking back, sunrise was about 50 minutes away
    (the shots were at 09:30 and sunrise was about 10:18), the Sun's
    azimuth was 066T [and about 9 deg below the horizon], and Betelgeuse's
    azimuth was 111T (about a 45 degree angle).  With the Moon about 22
    days old or slightly before the third quarter, there was enough light
    to make the horizon fairly usable.  Past that I'm working with a
    fading recollection and probably some confabulation to fill in gaps in
    my recollection.  Anyway, I simply don't recall the sort of mist,
    haze, or fog or cloud bank that would have made the horizon as
    ambiguous as all that.  Remember that roughly 25 minutes later, with
    sunrise still about 20 minutes away, I shot Jupiter (azimuth 127T) and
    the Moon (azimuth 161T) successfully.  Had a fog or cloud bank begun
    to become more visible, I'm very sure I would have recalled it and I
    just don't have that recollection.
    My guess is that I simply blundered on the sights in question but I
    can't explain why the error was relatively consistent.
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35

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