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    Re: accuracy of Cook's lunars
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2013 Jan 7, 21:51 -0500

    Dear Hanno,
    I am not sure that I understood correctly your question:
    How accurately can WE (you and I) calculate moon's position
    for 1774 NOW ?
    Very easily and accurately. Use any online almanac. I used Frank's almanac.
    There are no problems with that.
    How accurately could Cook (or his astronomers) calculate the Moon
    The answer is in THEIR almanac (of which Navlist has a copy somewhere in its
    files, I have a paper copy from this source).
    Their almanac of 1774 is a little bit incorrect. But just a little.
    Our modern almanacs can be guaranteed for 2000 years back or forward, I am
    sure. When I asked Frank, he said his almanac has to be correct
    for at least 500 years.
    > Eremenko:
    > I read your paper with much interest. Thank you so much!
    > Now, the question remains how accurately one can
    > calculate the moons position in 1774 given the diffculties.
    > And if one can, is there some proof of the correctness
    > of such calculations?
    > h
    > View and reply to this message: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=121763

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