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    Re: long lost lunars
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2003 Dec 3, 22:42 +0000

    Frank Reed said-
    >I did about a hundred land-based lunar distance sights during the past twelve
    >months (actually 400 individual lunars) and with a very good sextant I was
    >able to get my longitude to within +/-9 minutes reliably or equivalently an
    >error of about +/-0.3 minutes in the lunar itself. If anyone is
    >interested, I can
    >describe some of my lunar adventures for the list. Oh, and I usually reduce my
    >sights on my cell phone --which is painfully ironic since the cell phone has
    >built-in GPS.
    Are you a new name to our list? If so, you are indeed welcome, especially
    with the message you bring. Lunar observers, as opposed to lunar
    pontificators, are few and far between.
    Please tell us whether your observations were land-based or from a vessel,
    and whether the altitudes of the Moon and other-body were measured or
    calcalated, and if so, how. The more detail the better. Even some sample
    observations and reductions (but not all 400, perhaps!)
    Whether from land or sea, the results you've been getting seem superb. Do
    share your secrets with the rest of us.
    contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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