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    Re: On potential error in azimuth tables
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Jan 14, 23:48 +0000

    Peter Fogg wrote, on 10 Jan-
    
    "George Bennett has made a preliminary examination of the probability of
    error using these azimuth tables. The following is taken from that work."
    
    He then provided extracts from an (unpublished?) paper sent by Bennett, for
    which the author had presumably given permission.
    
    I have asked for that whole paper to be made available or a reference
    given, rather than just extracts. Peter appears unwilling to provide
    either.
    
    I will not comment on partial, and what may be selective, information, but
    will be quite prepared to comment if the whole work is made available.
    
    Nav-L readers may be starting to feel, as I do, that the defects in
    Bennett's azimuth tables have by now been given quite sufficient exposure.
    Especially since they have resulted in a warning footnote by the author in
    the new edition. That's what I was pressing for, as my earlier edition
    carried no such warning.
    
    However, if Peter provides the requested information, I will certainly meet
    his wishes.
    
    George.
    
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    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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