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    Re: lat/lon by noon Sun
    From: James N Wilson
    Date: 2009 Apr 25, 15:14 -0700
    The quoted article is yet another example of ignorance of the effect of N-S motion and declination change. Alas, the authors seem to enjoy their bliss. I tried to offer a correction to the myth in Cruising World many years ago, and was advised that if I had an article to submit, I should. They weren't the least bit interested in correcting what they had printed. Hell, their business is to sell magazines. Factual content is secondary. Many people like the simplicity of the myth.
    The Davis sextant instructions are equally guilty. At the bottom of page 11, they advise: "The time of local noon is exactly half way between the times of the two sights," referring to the equal altitudes method.
    It is a well entrenched myth.
    Jim Wilson

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