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    Re: Sun squash- was Green Flash and Longitude
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2006 Jan 19, 17:38 -0600

    On 1/17/06 10:03 PM, "Bill"  wrote:
    
    >> I had in mind to publish a book on celestial navigation anyway, and the sun
    >> squash chapter could be ?the hook?, that is, some information that had never
    >> been published before to give it intrinsic value.  There would be an insert
    >> with ellipses of 5, 10, and 15 % printed on sun shade material, that could be
    >> held up to compare with the actual sun.  Trouble was, I could not produce
    >> such
    >> ellipses  of suitable quality for publication.  I needed a PC with a desktop
    >> publishing program which had not yet been invented. So, the whole project
    >> languished in a file cabinet all these years.  Now the issue is moot except
    >> for the interest some list members may have in knowing about it.
    >
    > Ken
    >
    > You run a business, and very well it would appear. It would be a shame if
    > your book was never published. Any chance of a compromise?  Publish your
    > chapter on squash.  You now have the PC and graphics programs you wished
    > for, as well as on-demand printing. Celestair has the marketing vehicle.  At
    > a $10-15 price point (at 100 units you would probably pass break even) I
    > would jump at the opportunity to have your insights. (Woodworkers gladly pay
    > $10-15 for a self-published blurb regarding cove cutting and angles on a
    > table saw).  Hire some high-school kid (not the same one that claims this is
    > the 30th issue of the Celestair catalog on the inside-front cover for years
    > ;-)
    >
    > Even it is a break-even proposition, it does give you and Celestair yet
    > another unique selling proposition--the Gebhart sunset/sunrise sextant (for
    > a lot less than another curiosity, the Bris sextant).
    >
    > Heck. I would be more happy to produce the graphics for the ellipses in any
    > increments you would like, gratis.  Feed me the major and minor axis--its a
    > piece of cake.
    
    Bill,
    
    Thanks for the nice words.  However I am afraid the "some day I'm gonna
    write a book procrastination" is probably more addictive that the latest
    designer drug.  However, having just turned 70, I realize that I have a
    whole 20 years more to go before I get old.  So maybe there is hope.
    
    Ken
    >
    > Bill
    >
    
    
    

       
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