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    Read the vernier, get the noon latitude
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2018 Feb 6, 11:46 -0800

    Not the best photo but readable. What do you get for the altitude on this octant? 73° and...

    Assuming that it's the Sun's Noon altitude (almost certainly "LL"), and the GMT is about 17:00 (within an hour) and the date is June 18 (year indeterminate but after the invention of the digital camera), and height of eye is average for a medium-sized vessel, let's say 12 feet, and assuming that the observer's shadow was pointing north at noon, what is the latitude?

    Frank Reed


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