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    Success in Sun sights
    From: Samuel L
    Date: 2014 Sep 8, 07:10 -0700

    I've finally figured out how to get a good Sun sight reduction and a resulting good fix.

    The solution was mostly to get a new calculator- a Casio fx-300 something-or-another.

    Degrees, minutes and seconds are entered just as they normally appear.

    So far I've done 12 Sun sight reductions and have gotten a fix within a few miles of where I am. Most of the slight inaccuracies of the Hs and resulting Ho's are probably that I'm using an AH (used Diesel motor oil- really black) and have to work fast because the AH oil ripples with even a slight breeze. Maybe using a thick, but liquid, grease would work better?

    Doing a sextant sight reduction, when you first are learning how to do it, is harder than filling out a tax return.

    Thank you for all of your help.

     

       
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