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    Re: Sextant pre-set for taking sun-moon lunars
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2016 Aug 27, 19:44 -0700

    Ed,

    Oh, and I forgot to mention programs like Stellarium. I believe there is a built-in function to measure the angular distance between objects in the sky. (It used to be a plug-in you had to download separately.) Once you open Stellarium and set it to your location, you simply hit [Ctrl]+[A] and you can click and drag the mouse from object to object to measure the distance.

    The "Sight Planner" function of Rodger Farley's free "Celestial Navigation in a Teacup" program has the same feature.

    Cheers!

    Sean C.

       
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