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    Re: Question to Frank
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2005 Apr 17, 10:26 -0300

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Bill
    > Have gotten a nice base tan shooting Lunars (Sun/Moon) over late
    > lunch hours
    > the past few days and after-five breaks.  Give them a try if you can.
    
    Finally got my first proper lunar distance attempt, after about a year of
    self-teaching and then waiting through the winter for decent observing
    temperatures.  Stepped outside onto the porch to get fresh air as we were
    sitting at the table after supper last night, and then just couldn't resist
    Jupiter.  Got out the sextant and took three shots of the lunar distance.
    One of our guests was a curious boater who wanted to look through the
    sextant anyway, thankfully.
    
    L 46d 16.6' N
    Lo 63d 10.8' W
    GMT 23h 55m 18s
    IC = -0.2'
    T = 49 F
    BP = 30.4"
    Sextant angle = 71d 13.8'
    Frank's online calculator result:
    Cleared LD = 70d 55.3'
    Error in Lunar = 0.2'
    Error in Lo = 0d 06.3'.
    
    Very cool.  Now I see how it works.
    
    Jim
    
    
    

       
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