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    Re: accuracy of Cook's lunars:journal entries.
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Jan 3, 14:26 -0800

    Bill Morris wrote:
    "Beaglehole does the work of assessing lunars for us by inserting footnotes giving the modern positions of places when Cook's journal entry gives a position fixed by lunars or "the watch"."

    Certainly an excellent place to start. And although I know this is obvious to practically everyone, it would be a mistake to consider these results "definitive". I would encourage anyone interested in this topic to determine both the calculated positions and the described positions from scratch, as much as possible, just as John Huth's student did.

    -FER

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