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    Re: Sextant Positions versus Map Datums?
    From: Chuck Taylor
    Date: 2002 Jan 15, 6:19 AM

    Mike Wescott wrote:
    
    > Seven seconds of latitude is about 12 feet.
    
    Really?  I figure that there are approximately 6076 feet per nautical mile, and
    one nautical mile per minute of latitude.  Since one second is 1/60 of a minute,
    then
    
            7 * (1/60) * 6076 = 709 feet.
    
    I think you divided by 60 one too many times. :-)
    
    Chuck Taylor
    Everett, WA, USA
    

       
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