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    Re: Stars and planets to the west at Evening Twilight
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2012 Jul 22, 20:42 -0700

    Congrats on the great accuracy with your Polaris shots - 1 NM is definitely
    nothing to sneeze at, and if I remember right that's about the limits of
    what can be expected shooting from a stable position on land (i.e. with no
    vessel motion to contend with).
    If you're up early, both Venus and Jupiter are well-positioned to the east
    around sunrise these days - I happened to be up at that time earlier today,
    and was a bit startled to see both of those hanging up in the sky near each
    other like a pair of beacon lights. Really hard to miss those, and you can
    get two  sights in without hardly having to move to a different direction or
    adjust the sextant arc.  :-)
    On 7/22/2012 6:49:06 PM, Bruce J. Pennino (bpennino.ce@charter.net) wrote:
    > I'm an improving CN beginner at about 42N 70 W and starting to take star
    > sights
    > facing east on Cape Cod. I also can face west looking over Cape Cod Bay.
    > Good
    > views except to NNW and south. I amazed myself the other night and sighted
    > Polaris
    > with 1 NM error.Did it a second night to prove not a fluke. A fellow in
    > parking lot pointed
    > out northern cross, summer triangle, Vega, Deneb and Altair. All easily
    > used and got a
    > reasonable fix.

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