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    Re: Question to Frank
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2005 Apr 16, 06:46 -0300

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Frank R
    > Right now it's about three-quarters of a minute of arc.  Yes,
    > it's big. The
    > first month I was on this list (Dec '03), I started a thread
    > with a title of
    > something like "Jupiter is Big" discussing lunars with the
    > largest planet. I
    > find I get exceptionally good results with Jupiter, and I  think
    > it has a lot
    > to do with that sharp little disk we see through the  sextant's telescope.
    
    It's (Jupiter) beautiful in the evening right now, lined up behind the moon
    near the ecliptic that way.  And we are getting some crystal-clear skies
    this week too.  I've been yearning to get out there and try the lunar
    distance stuff that I finally figured out this winter, thanks to the list.
    But I find zero degrees Celsius and a north wind just *too* miserable for
    sight-taking.  Hopefully the evening temperatures will moderate in these
    parts this weekend.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim3 at jimthompson dot net
    www.jimthompson.net
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