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    Re: Scrap paper with time sights c.1870
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Feb 21, 09:10 -0800

    Lars, you wrote:
    "It is a 9 am sight of sun, lower limb, height of eye 17 feet.
    December 27th, 1871 at GMT 11h51m55s civil time.
    Latitude 36d37m north, longitude 42d38m west.
    Chronometer 3m52s fast on GMT.
    The nautical table used did not contain log sine square half angle."

    Nice! I only got a few of the details before I set it aside. How confident are you in the year of the observations? There is no other data here except another sheet of scrap paper, probably from the same voyage, with about sixty more time sights. Would anyone like to see those?


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