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    Re: get out and practice
    From: Cliff Sojourner
    Date: 2002 May 2, 17:48 -0700

    Peter Fogg exhorting us to get out and practice:
    > Try it - often (the good weather is returning to the northern hemishere)
    > and let us all know your results.
    lately I have been using my Astra IIIB.  I have tuned up the mirrors so
    there is no error.  I can take sights with it well enough if I get to the
    coast or SF Bay.  but in my backyard here in Sunnyvale (California) I have
    been using the bubble horizon.  the bubble is "sticky" - some times it
    doesn't move even though the sextant is rotating up or down -  but I have
    learned to use it and get sun sights within 5' consistently.
    experience and "feel" is key here.  when I get a good sight it just feels
    right, and the error of the reduced sights usually match.  I won't try
    plotting my feelings...
    these are the good old days
    Cliff Sojourner          cls@employees.org

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