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    Re: lat/long from meridian passage
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2011 Jan 23, 04:22 EST
    While the .docx is readable with newer versions of MS Word, I would suggest saving it as an older ".doc" for everyone who hasn't upgraded MS Word. 
    As far as Lat/Long from transit, it is a topic of much debate here.  There are lots of issues that must be considered when trying this sight including those that Jim mentioned as well as how high in the sky the sun is apt to be.  I have taken several of these observations in the tropics and find that while the Latitude determination is rather excellent, the longitude isn't nearly as good, even under the best conditions. 
    I will try to download your attachment and check it out the next time I connect.
    In a message dated 1/23/2011 8:00:51 A.M. Central Asia Standard Time, jn.wilson@juno.com writes:
    I couldn't read your attachment, but you definitely need to consider north-south vessel movement and declination change.
    Jim Wilson
    On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 20:43:54 -0500 Patrick Goold <goold@vwc.edu> writes:
    Being unable (still) to get a decent answer for any full-fledged sight reduction, I decided to try to expand my limited "lat at LAN" repetoire by looking for longitude as well.

    Today I took a series of sunsights to determine the meridian passage of the sun and then worked out the lat and long from this.  My work is attached.  If anyone was interested in checking it out and letting me know if I went wrong anywere, I would appreciate it.

    Best regards,

    Charles Olson: "Love the World -- and stay inside it."


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