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    Re: accuracy of Cook's lunars
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2013 Jan 7, 10:24 -0500

    I have a more general question:
    What observations of Cook's expedition from known places on land
    are available?
    Except Point Venus, Thaiti, that I know.
    
    Alex.
    
    > Alex -
    >
    > I've forwarded on your question.   Some time back, I did look at Cook's
    > report on that voyage, but I was looking more for his documentation of the
    > direction and character of swells, which he was pretty careful in
    > documenting.
    >
    > I'll report back on what she says.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > John H.
    >
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    >
    > On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM,  wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> John,
    >>
    >> I have a general question about your student's methodology:
    >> Most (if not all) of those observations were made at sea.
    >> For example "Cape Finisterre" means that the ship was
    >> somewhere near this cape, and that the cape was probably visible.
    >> However, I suppose that Cook's coordinates refer to the position of
    >> the ship, not of the cape.
    >>
    >> And if they give the position of the cape,
    >> what point on the cape and how could this point be determined by Cook?
    >>
    >> Did the student compare Cook's recorded position with the position
    >> of some point on the cape from Google maps?
    >>
    >> Alex.
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    >> > Here's what the student related to me about her methodology:
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    > View and reply to this message: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=121745
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