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    Re: Tables at Starpath
    From: Cliff Sojourner
    Date: 2002 Apr 23, 12:13 -0700

    earlier I wrote:
    
    > and the sight plot has the (western) longitudes going the wrong way -
    lower
    > is left, higher is right!  such a basic error, must be user configuration
    > error (me) right?  can't seem to affect it with any configuration though.
    
    I shudda RTFM, my wife pointed out that western longitudes are negative.  of
    course, duh!
    
    still not getting the sights to work out though.
    
    --
    these are the good old days
    Cliff Sojourner          cls{at}employees.org
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Myrt Webb" 
    To: 
    Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 21:12
    Subject: Re: Tables at Starpath
    
    
    > I was the guy that had a problem with Hc calc's. Peter Smith sent me some
    > spreadsheets so I could compare results and see if I could determine my
    > problem.
    >
    > I did. My computation of LHA was in error. Once I fixed that things worked
    > fine.
    >
    > I think the reason why manual computation and computer computations are
    > often different by a few minutes is that manual computations must work in
    > whole degrees of LHA. Computers work in minutes of LHA and give more
    > accurate results.
    >
    > If you have a TI89 calculator I could send you the program.
    >
    > Myrt in MT
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Cliff Sojourner
    > Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:59 PM
    > To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > Subject: Re: Tables at Starpath
    >
    >
    > since the Pacific Sail Expo boat show I have been playing with a demo
    > version of star-pilot.
    >
    > looks like there is a lunar distance computation in my demo version of
    > star-pilot.  don't have any lunar sights so haven't tried it.
    >
    > can't get the sun sight reduction to give reasonable answers, darn it.  a
    > couple weeks ago someone here mentioned trouble getting other programs to
    > match their sight reductions.  I think that is par for the course, I never
    > had any program match my hand reductions - using the printed almanac.
    >
    > the almanac program's output is off from the printed one by different
    > amounts at different times - which one do you trust?
    >
    > and the sight plot has the (western) longitudes going the wrong way -
    lower
    > is left, higher is right!  such a basic error, must be user configuration
    > error (me) right?  can't seem to affect it with any configuration though.
    >
    > (it snowed in Yosemite Valley last wednesday!  today in Sunnyvale CA it
    was
    > 80oF+.)
    > --
    > these are the good old days
    > Cliff Sojourner          cls{at}employees.org
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "John Kabel" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 19:04
    > Subject: Re: Tables at Starpath
    >
    >
    > > John Kabel replies:
    > >
    > > I wasn't able to find them by looking through the sight.  You don't mean
    > the
    > > Star-Pilot PC software, do you?
    > >
    > > John Kabel
    > > London, Ontario  [where it snowed today!!!]
    > >
    > > > At the time I answered the question as to where my Tables for Clearing
    > the
    > > > Lunar Distance could be found, the one place was in Celestaire's
    > catalog.
    > > > Unless, that is, you visited me at my home in Eugene or David Burch at
    > his
    > > > Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle. Since then David has added
    > them to
    > > > his online catalog at:
    > > >
    > > > http://www.starpath.com/index.htm
    > > >
    > > > Bruce
    > >
    >
    
    
    

       
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