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    Re: Sextant error analysis, Simms 1858
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Mar 1, 17:11 +1100
    Thanks Frank. Wow. That is so not quite a light read. Fabulous formulas. Its definitely one book to be considered seriously in one of those hypothetical circumstances where the choice was limited. It would keep you going for a while.

    As it happens I am reading a very helpful book that includes a relevant section at the moment. Its called:
    "Field Astronomy for Surveyors" by GG Bennett and JG Freislich, published by the New South Wales University Press in 1979; ISBN 0 909465 93 2.

    I can recommend it, although unfortunately it is unlikely to be found on that site.


    On 3/1/07, Frank Reed < FrankReedCT---.com> wrote:

    Go to books.google.com . Enter these three words in the search field:
    sextant applications Simms. Hit "Search Books". You will find a
    complete copy of "The Sextant and its Applications" by W.H. Simms from
    1858. It's filled with meaty math on the various instrumental errors
    of the sextant and how to deal with them including examples on using
    star-star distances to generate an arc error table with lots of
    detail.

     


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