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    From: Michael Dorl
    Date: 2004 Oct 9, 07:51 -0500

    As I was sitting in the hot tub this AM watching the spectacular heavens
    with the moon and venus about 15 degrees apart, it occurred to me to wonder
    about lunar distance measurements using venus. I've never tried to measure
    any lunar distances but I went ahead anyway.  My results were consistently
    about 5 to 7 minutes lower than predicted by a program I wrote that uses
    the Mosier JPL AA routines.  I wonder if this is some fault in my measurements,
    calculations, or the AA routines.
    I'd really appreciate it if someone could independently work out the moon
    venus distance for
    89.50 west 42.85 north
    altitude 290 meters
    temperature 5 degrees C
    tick.usno.navy.mil time 6-13-06 CDT 11-13-06 Greenwich
    I assumed a 15 minute moon semi-diameter.
    Maybe send the results to the list so everyone knows when to stop.
    Thanks in advance

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