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    Re: Question Re: Position by Calculation
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2014 Jan 13, 13:03 -0500
    After seeing Greg's quick solution for Hc with Weems (1927) and Dreisonstok H.O. 208 I did a little checking into alternative methods for my use. Mixter's Primer of Navigation provides a brief review of "new" methods starting with Line of Position Book, Weems (1927). Weems is pretty easy to use but obtaining Z by "rules" is not so easy to follow.  But if you just make a sketch the quadrant is available and the extracted value allows getting Zn.
    Instead of H.O. 249, I'm looking for an alternative short non-calculator method. Is Dreisonstok 1928 H.O. 208 an improvement over Weems, or is Ageton (1942) A.A.A. method in Manual of Celestial Navigation a far superior option??  
     It seems that Ageton's Manual is readily available  for relatively low cost ($ 7.95 U.S. Amazon).  I'm probably going to try a bunch more problems with Weems, no matter what , since I "invested" $ 7.00 for Line of Position Book.....big spender......
    Thanks in advance to all.

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    Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:18 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Question Re: Position by Calculation

    Attached is the VEGA Hc sight reduction done for both Weems and Dreisonstok on one side of an index card. No form needed.
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