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    Winter Sextant Sight Accuracy?
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2002 Jan 10, 4:14 PM

    How tight a fix are other folks getting with a sextant in winter conditions?
    
    I ask because even on a fixed beach, I notice it is harder for me to get a 
    good position in the winter. The low altitude sun sight makes atmospheric 
    effects (eye height, temperature, barometer all affecting refraction) way 
    more significant and I'm wondering how much this affects everyone /vs/ just 
    how good or bad I'm doing.
    
    My last cluster of sights were within 1 mile (+-.5m) of each other, but still 
    off by nearly two miles in absolute position. On the brighter side the 
    bearing was within one degree of the same on all of them. I think I found 
    some of my errors but was wondering how much better anyone else is doing?
    

       
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