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    From: Kevin Coulombe
    Date: 2012 Oct 25, 14:00 -0700

    STAR FIX

    WATCH TIME: 175625 LT 25.10.2012
    ZD: +2
    WATCH ERROR: 5 s fast

    SEXTANT
    FPM DRUM SEXTANT / AP MOLLER COMPANY ISSUE / CURRENT BRIDGE EQUIPMENT
    4X40 MONOCULAR
    RESIDUAL ERRORS +5” AT 20 DEGREES
    INDEX ERROR 0.8 OFF THE ARC


    BODY: ALPHERATZ
    WATCH TIME: 175625 LT 25.10.2012
    ZD: +2
    WATCH ERROR: 5 s fast
    SEXTANT ALTITUDE 38-37.3


    BODY: ALTAIR
    WATCH TIME: 175838 LT
    SEXTANT ALTITUDE 57-58.4


    BODY: KOCHAB
    WATCH TIME: 180159
    SEXTANT ALTITUDE 43-22.9


    BODY: MOON
    WATCH TIME: 175430
    SEXTANT ALTITUDE 29-21.5
    UPPER LIMB


    HEIGHT OF EYE 30 METERS

    BAROMETER 1010
    AIR TEMP 18.5C

    Assumed Position
    L 42-00 N
    Lo 034-10 W

    Course 097 T
    SOA 20.8 kt

    Remarks:
    Easy motion in moderate following sea.

    Broken clouds made this round an interesting hunt. With the sextant preset and sighting at the calculated azimuth the star was either there or the clouds favored you a fleeting glimpse. I think Alpheratz is the least reliable. My moon shot is still unsatisfactory.


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