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 - posted December 21, 2007 03:58 PM      Profile for jehan           Edit/Delete Post 
Just back from Cuba where I practiced my first sights on or near the ocean. The wx did not co operate but I was able to do a number of reductions using the sun, stars and venus.
It did take me over half an hour to convince the cuban adouana that my sextant was not dangerous and could hardly be used against them.
You are right the noon lat-long sight is painfull and tedious.
Since all lakes and rivers are frozen solid here my next actual practice will follow in 3 months and the in the same waters.
What started with my getting a Longines Lindberg watch (with the hour angle printed on the dial and provision for the equation of time) has evolved in a most interesting hobby. The Astra was a good choice..... and so was your course.
happy holidays

From: north bay on
David Burch

 - posted December 22, 2007 10:31 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for your kind words and report on your progress. Please keep us posted with news and any questions that might come up as you carry on with your studies. --david
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