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    Re: Working lunars from calculated altitudes.
    From: Chuck Griffiths
    Date: 2002 Mar 29, 22:21 -0500

    Even before this last message, you've effectively convinced me, George, that
    I need to forget about calculating altitudes for lunars and just measure
    them. I finally got around to trying the artificial horizon approach that
    you had suggested, George, quite awhile ago. I'm pleased to report that I
    should have taken this advice much more earnestly. The artificial horizon is
    the perfect compliment to taking lunars on land. One can make observations
    in the middle of the night which makes it much easier to find a time when
    the moon is in a convenient location. I've had good success with Moon, Sun,
    Venus, and Jupiter altitudes. I've not, however, had much luck finding stars
    in my artificial horizon. I've tried both used engine oil and molassas, I
    prefer the molassas. In either case, though, I find stars don't offer a very
    bright reflection. Anyone have any suggestions?
    
    Chuck Griffiths
    
    
    

       
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