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    Re: H.O 211 math error
    From: Joe Shields
    Date: 1999 Feb 26, 10:44 PM

    Many thanks for your responses.  Kind of scarry that I could make such
    an easy math error.  I'm usually so concerned with possible errors in
    the As and Bs looked up in H.O 211 that I guess I just kept
    overlooking the error in LHA.  I have H.O. 249, but am on a kick right
    now to see how accurate I can get using the approx. Sun decl./Eq. of
    Time table that came with my Mark 3 Davis sextant, the condensed
    Ageton table (Bayless), and the altitude correction page and the time
    to arc conversion page (both from the Nautical almanac).  The whole
    thing takes up 4 double-sided 8 1/2 * 11 sheets of paper.  Re-doing
    some sights using this bare-bones kit has opened my eyes as to how
    accurate you can get with so little to carry around.  That is, if one
    can subtract correctly. Thanks again.   -- Joe
    ---WSMurdoch@aol.com wrote:
    > Just looking at the numbers should the LHA be 11d 46' W rather than
    9d 46' W ?
    > I have a copy of Arthur A. Ageton, Manual of Celestial Navigation,
    1961.  In
    > the preprinted forms for using the method, Admiral Ageton suffixes
    both G.H.A.
    > and L.H.A. with W.  Granted it is unnecessary, but it is his method.
    > The book is interesting as it gives a method for reducing sights
    from not only
    > the D.R. position as I learned in JN but also from an assumed
    > Does anyone know how Admiral Ageton pronounced his name.  Was it
    "age ton" or
    > "aj a ton" ?  I have heard both said.
    > Bill Murdoch
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