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    Re: Santa Barbara sights
    From: Peter Hakel
    Date: 2011 Jul 25, 16:40 -0700
    My "exact" location from Google Earth was:
    34.403, -119.694

    Using a "rapid-fire-fix" (term coined by Frank Reed) procedure on the four Saturday morning sights I get:
    N   35d 34.7'    stdev=98.7'
    W 119d 20.4'   stdev=29.7'
    which is separated from the "exact" location by 73 nm.

    Using this "rapid-fire-fix" procedure on the nine Sunday morning sights I get:
    N    34d 23.9'    stdev=23.8'
    W 119d 43.4     stdev=61.0'
    which is separated from the "exact" location by 1.5 nm,
    and by 16.5 nm from the location determined by the noon curve calculation (N 34d 29.1'  W 119d 24.5').

    I never took a closer look at those "stdev" values like I once had planned, but once again it seems that they tend to overestimate the real error of the result.


    Peter Hakel


    From: P H <pmh099---.com>
    To: "NavList@fer3.com" <NavList@fer3.com>
    Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 8:37 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Santa Barbara sights

    I reformatted my recent post into a more readable form and attached the resulting PDF.       Peter Hakel


       
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