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    Re: Yet again still on LOPs
    From: Dov Kruger
    Date: 2002 May 4, 11:23 -0400

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    >Now I can foresee some objections to anyone (and especially firm
    >unbelievers) taking this on face value, so encourage you all to do the
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    The  problem with this logic is that you are probably using additional
    information to supplement your reading. If you always shoot your
    position from the same spot, you "know" the answer and may keep fiddling
    with the sextant until you get a reading that "makes sense." For
    example, if you get a LOP that is in the water, I suspect you do it
    again. This is not a criticism, in fact, I suspect that given additional
    DR or other navigational information, a person can do a lot better than
    the underlying mathematics of celestail would allow. But it is worth
    knowing how confident one can be of the actual celestial observation,
    for those times when you cannot supplement the information, and it is
    worth knowing how much better your position can be established in
    combination with such additional information.
    
    
    

       
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