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    Re: Question about Pub 249 combined Star and Planet sight reduction
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2000 Nov 18, 13:44 EST

    Seems to me the least squares technique most in the spirit of HO 249 is to
    take a  weighted, eyeball average of your star fix & planet fix. Or, if the
    precession & nutation correction is small compared to the scatter of your LOP
    intersections, forget about applying the correction & just eyeball average
    all LOPs.
    I'm not trying to be flippant -- just seems peculiar to reduce sights with HO
    249 if you're concerned about a least squares fit. Why not use the least
    squares method in the back of the Almanac?
    

       
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