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    Re: Thanks
    From: Mike Burkes
    Date: 2008 Dec 2, 13:35 -0800
    Regarding your A 10 sites and for that matter all cel nav sites it is best to take multiple sites of each body, graph them to determine the bad ones, establish a "line of best fit", and solve the ones that are closest to that line. It is a lot easier using the pencil and disk assembly as you solve the middle site.
    Mike B

     
    Mike:
     
    Thanks for working out the site.  I think I am going to learn to have to toss the really bad sites, but at this time of year, I'm just happy to see the stars.  It's odd as I can often get repeatable lops within  a mile or two of my Ap for one star, and then I will shoot one over and over and be 10-15 miles away. More practice needed!  The Mark V is perfect, and I figured out the bubble. Now I just need some stars.
     
    Has anyone ever been able to improve the dim bubble lighting on the Mark V?
     
    Bruce

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Mike Burkes <m_burkes@msn.com>
    Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 11:34 am
    Subject: [NavList 6638] Re: Thanks
    To: navlist@fer3.com

    >
    > Hi BH, regarding sextant I have a Simex Mariner which for all
    > practical purposes is equivalent to MS 733 and is a fine,precise
    > unit. HTH. Also regarding your A-10 site reduction solution I
    > obtained a fix of 49d 27.3N,122d 53W via HO 249 and direct trig
    > solution. I also have MK 5 and I believe have the manual so if I
    > can be of some help there and other questions on the unit do not
    > hesitate to ask. You will find the sun shades offer better
    > polarization, bubble mechanism is more precise, and I feel
    > instrument is an upgrade from the A-10 but A-10 is lighter and
    > is still ok.
    > Mike Burkes> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 18:24:59 -0800> From:
    > bruce.hamilton@shaw.ca> To: NavList@fer3.com> Subject:
    > [NavList 6628] Thanks> > > I have been getting lots of help and
    > suggestions from list members and I > am confident I can do some
    > adjusting now.> > I wanted to thank everyone as I have been
    > getting messages on and off > list and did not want to miss
    > anyone, as life is getting busy. As well > thank for all the
    > plotting sheets.> > Besides all this, my mark V just arrived,
    > and everything wiggles and > turns. Even the averager works.
    > There's no smell like that stored in a > case for 30 years
    > smell.> > I also have the chance to get a Tamaya 633 for $400.00
    > or a 733 for > $750.00. I have not see either but I was
    > wondering how good the cheaper > one was.> > Bruce Hamilton> > >
    > > > >
    > _________________________________________________________________You live life online. So we put Windows on the web.
    > http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/127032869/direct/01/
    >
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