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    Re: Your Venus West Lunar
    From: Chuck Griffiths
    Date: 2002 Mar 21, 11:38 -0500

    Bruce brought this error to my attention and I thought I'd better correct it for
    anyone else playing with my observations from the other night. In the list of
    altitudes I provided I substituted the calculated Hc for my observed Hs for the
    second Moon sight. Here, to correct my mistake and to provide the opportunity
    for anyone that wishes to correct my altitudes based on calculated Hc's I'll
    provide the observations again only more clearly.
    
    From a position of approximately 27-42.2N, 82-44.2W and a height of eye of about
    10 feet. I took the following sights.
    
    Body    Time        Hs (corrected for IE)   Calculated Hc   Intercept
    Venus   00:11:41    7-50.6          7-40.7      0
    Moon    00:12:48    44-52.6         45-41.3     to 1.2
    Venus   00:13:27    7-25            7-17.3      away 2.5
    Moon    00:14:02    44-36           45-25.6     to .5
    
    Then the lunar distances, then these altitudes:
    
    
    Body    Time        Hs (corrected for IE)   Calculated Hc   Intercept
    Venus   00:16:36    6-43            6-35.5      away 3.4
    Moon    00:17:31    43-51.6         44-41.1     to 1
    Venus   00:18:09    6-24            6-15        away 2.2
    Moon    00:19:09    43-30           44-20.3     to .5
    
    
    
    
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    Subject:    Your Venus West Lunar
    Author: Stark4677---.com
    Date:       3/21/02 11:11 AM
    
    Chuck,
    
    I started to work your lunar and noticed something odd. The first two
    altitudes of the moon are increasing, and a few minutes later, the second two
    are decreasing. Calculated the apparent altitude of the moon's lower limb and
    decided the second of the first two altitudes should be 44? 25.'6, not 45?
    25.'6.
    
    Check it out and, if you discover a mistake was made, you can post it
    yourself.
    
    Wish I had a dollar for every time I put down one number when I meant
    another, or just plain read a number wrong.
    
    I'll go ahead and work the observation and let you know what I get.
    
    Bruce
    
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