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    S-Tables
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 1997 Aug 15, 11:28 PM

    I've been playing around with S-Tables in the 1992 non-gov edition
    of the Nautical Almanac. I was trying to discover the base for
    the logs in the tables. I think I found it.
    
    The base, as far as I can tell is Sin(77d 23' 22"). If you look
    at S(77degs 23') you see 1.001. very close to 1.0.
    
    I am not really sure of the 22" part, but I think it's probably
    right.
    
    I have not done a real through and through evaluation of the tables,
    but I can not think of why anyone would choose a base of
    Sin(77d 23' 22") for the base of a trig table.
    
    Does any one have any ideas?
    
    -- Gordon
    
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