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    Re: accuracy of Cook's lunars
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2013 Jan 08, 06:11 +0000

    I seem to recall that Cook's survey of the coast of the Northern
    Island of New Zealand was amazingly accurate in latitude, but that
    was offset by some 25 miles (from memory) in longitude. I recall that
    he landed at least once to make astronomical observations. No doubt
    somebody will be better informed than I on this subject..
    
    Geoffrey
    
    At 15:24 07/01/2013, you wrote:
    
    >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.
    
    
    
    
    

       
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