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    Re: Puzzle
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2000 Sep 11, 7:20 AM

    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....
    
    Yours aye,
    
    Geoffrey.
    
    At 23:25 10-09-00 -0400, you wrote:
    >Sigh... after fiddling with the sights and trying to find what
    >altitude for a given time and AP gives a plausible distance to the GP,
    >it seems there is about a 1.3 degree error between my recorded
    >altitude and a more reasonable altitude.  The problem is my altitudes
    >are all too high.  If, as has been proposed, I was using the top of a
    >distant mist bank or cloud bank as the horizon, I should have
    >altitudes that are too low because I'd have measured from Betelgeuse
    >to the top of the clouds instead of further down to the true horizon.
    >Instead it looks as though I used some point *below* the horizon as
    >the "horizon" for my shots.  I'm hard pressed to explain that much
    >error.
    >
    >Rick
    >S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    >
    

       
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