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    Re: Side error etc (Re: Beginner)
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Oct 6, 23:12 -0500

    Frank responded:
    
    > The mathematical  details are discussed in Chauvenet's "Manual of Spherical
    > and Practical  Astronomy". This important two-volume treatise is now available
    > online at
    > http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moa/ (many other important titles here, too). If
    > you don't like the math yourself, I'm sure one of the mathier list members
    > would  be happy to quantify the errors that result from lack of mirror
    > perpendicularity  etc.
    
    Thank you for the resource. I am indeed looking to shrink my rather large
    sphere of ignorance once the sailing/racing season ends.  I am hoping you,
    Alex et al can recommend the next level of reading (Chauvenet, Mixter et al)
    based on your perceptions of my strengths and weaknesses.
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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