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    Re: Time sight primer
    From: Doug MacPherson
    Date: 2019 Sep 26, 09:12 -0700

    Hi Chris:

    I calculated the longitude using your data and the traditional "time sight" formulas.  I used the 2019 Nautical Almanac for GHA and Dec, and Norie's Natutical Tables for the calculation data (Logs. of Trig. Functions Tables, Haversine Tables, and ABC Tables for Azimuth).  I did calcutlate the Azimuth so that I could turn the single point position into a Line of Position. 

    Based on your data, my calculated longitude was 1.1' different from your GPS position.    My Azimuth of 267.3° is right in line with the U.S.N.O.'s 267.6°.  Your H.O. compares very favorably with the U.S.N.O. calculated Hc for the Sun at the time and place that you took your sight. That was a nice shot.

    My calculations and the U.S.N.O. data is attached.

    Cheers,

    Doug 

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    Time-Sight-090319.pdf
       
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