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    Re: accuracy of automatic celestial navigation
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2002 Dec 13, 22:32 -0500

     Yes, I would be interested in asking you nicely for that reprint of 
    "Precision Celestial Navigation Experiments". I wonder, do you think that the 
    authors would allow us to post it online in the forum? I'd be willing to scan 
    it and OCR it, or simply scan it and make it available to the forum in 
    general if the authors would let us do so.
     No rush...but yes, I'm curious about it. Unfortunately I had LASIK surgery in 
    '99 and I've had some overall loss of visual acuity, the side effects are 
    more complex and common than the anyone could know at the time. (They're much 
    better documented in the past two years, little help that is now.)
     So to some extent, I know my lack of a precise position is because I'm not 
    getting the visual acuity that I once had but I still keep thinking that I 
    should be able to do better. I've been accustomed to getting the last degree 
    of precision out of any instrument I use and having the extreme luck to 
    obtain a C&P for essentially what I sold ny Freiberger for--and I got the 
    Freiberger after some years of seaching at an equally good price so I really 
    can't complain.
     That 2-mile circle truly annoys me! Perhaps it is local heating effects from 
    shore, as you questioned. I've not been a voyager, so near-shore is all I 
    have to go with for now. Still, I like to learn to use my tools properly.

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