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    Re: Sextant Accuracy and anomalous dip
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Mar 23, 22:25 -0500

    Ah, just the rate of the chronometer. Thanks, Bruce, I can understand that. 
    I'm just stuck back at the question of how "just" taking a sun sight, using 
    an artificial horizon, without any precise knowledge of where one is, could 
    accomplish that. Or much of anything else.
    I suppose it just means that something has been lost in the translation [sic] 
    and that the author either dropped part of this thought, or the transcriber 
    did. Perhaps he simply forgot to mention that they took other sights to 
    determine their location, and then used the sun sight for obtaining rate.

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