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    Re: Timing Upper Limb Sunset by Camera
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2015 Mar 27, 17:05 -0700

    Bill,

    I'm pretty sure you intended 34° 2.8' N to be the latitude rather than 35° 2.8' N.  Now go to street view Google map to find the pub on PCH. The height of eye is only an estimate. The curious may even do a YouTube search for video.

    Nice touch on the Zebra Pen with the triangular rubber slip on.

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Bill B
    Date: 2015 Mar 27, 18:48 -0400

     

    On 3/26/2015 4:46 PM, Greg Rudzinski wrote:
    ...Sun's upper limb was on the horizon.
    >
    > UT 02:11:53  3/26/2015  Height of eye 50 feet.  Where on the California
    > coast was I about to pirate some grog ?
    
    "Nelson's blood" (aka Pusser's rum?
    
    My best guess, Los Angeles County, on Rt 1/E. Pacific Coast Highway,
    just east or near Mulholland Hwy. Perhaps by Leo Carillo State Park.
    Precisely I get 35d 02!8 N and 118d 56!7 which is a half mile west of
    the Beach. Problem is the road elevation there is 93 feet.
    
    Guess limited by camera input. Data Used: Dec 2d 01!7, GHA 211d 30!0,
    dip -6.9, refraction -48!8. Hc -58!8.
    
    I base this on connecting the dots from time sights at 40N 124 W and 33N
    117W then doing a few successive approximations. Followed by a look at
    Google Earth to find elevations on Rt 1 (my guess of where a bus would
    travel) that would be 50 ft minus height of eye of your mach one eyeball
    above the pavement.
    
    Have not double checked my work, but wanted be the first to hit the
    buzzer on "Where is Greg" for $200.
    
    BTW did your Zebra pen with Fisher Space Pen refill. Very nice. In terms
    of grips I located some triangular soft rubber "pencil grips" that I
    used on Xacto knives in the pre DTP times. Kept them from rolling down
    the drawing board and into my foot (or worse)and were quite comfortable
    to boot. Xacto later figured that out and added a polygon piece to the top.
    
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005380XW4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2FTQ18NQ2GDBN

     

       
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