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    Re: Stark Lunar Tables for LOP sight reduction
    From: Lars Bergman
    Date: 2011 Mar 14, 04:16 -0700

    Robin Stuart wrote about using Bruce Stark's lunar tables for finding a body's calculated altitude and azimuth for a LOP solution. He shows a very nice solution for this.

    There is however one drawback, at least in my second edition of the tables, from 1997: the log Dec tables goes only to a little more than 29 degrees, so this edition is limited for use mainly in tropical areas. Perhaps later editions have a fuller range of log Dec?

    Regarding standard conditions for refraction, Bruce made a posting on May 22, 2003, telling us they were based on 50 degrees F and 30 inches of Mercury. The posting is found in the archive. One correction to that posting is that the constant 12.7 mentioned for the Q tables should actually be 12.2.

    Lars, 59N 18E
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