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uhmm, why would they've calculated the separation between the three points based not on the separation between the three points themselves? Referring to where you say "diagonal across the site and divide by two" as referring to measuring the separation as viewed from the axis of Alnitak-Alnilam. In reproducing a stellar asterism on the ground is it not likely that they would have measured (or attempted to measure) the angular separation between the points rather than using the method you propose, mark a distance (as based on the axis of two of three points) and divide by two? especially considering that the actual difference between the two stellar distances is noticeable, (1min48sec). The difference between the precise belt stars and the precise pyramid placements after everything's said and done is only about 4-minutes of arc per pyramid (if we choose to average and compare like this). This is actually quite good all things considered. It means that; if we so choose to look at it in this way, and to as well divide the discrepancy evenly among the factors, it's like they sighted the stars to 1-arc-min, measured them with a 1-arc-min error from that sighting, set each pyramid out based on that with a 1-arc-min error, and constructed them based on that setting with 1-arc-min of error. Personally; I find the level of accuracy quite good given the scale of the project they were working on and the era in which it was undertaken.


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Why the Discrepancy? 255 loveritas 21-Feb-08 10:47
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 164 Robert Bauval 21-Feb-08 15:01
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 143 Warwick 21-Feb-08 15:50
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 157 loveritas 22-Feb-08 11:18
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 171 Robert Bauval 22-Feb-08 12:22
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 158 Robert Bauval 22-Feb-08 12:34
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 129 loveritas 23-Feb-08 10:29
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 146 Robert Bauval 23-Feb-08 11:07
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 166 ninja 24-Feb-08 00:39
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 163 Robert Bauval 24-Feb-08 06:44
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 130 Spiros 24-Feb-08 17:15
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 134 Scott Creighton 24-Feb-08 19:45
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 141 Robert Bauval 25-Feb-08 03:48
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 129 ninja 25-Feb-08 03:40
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 118 The Elim 25-Feb-08 03:51
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 109 Sirfiroth 25-Feb-08 03:58
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 127 ninja 27-Feb-08 02:15
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 130 Sirfiroth 27-Feb-08 07:13
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 121 ninja 27-Feb-08 14:58
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 124 Sirfiroth 28-Feb-08 00:51
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 131 ninja 28-Feb-08 21:54
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 121 Sirfiroth 29-Feb-08 00:06
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 119 loveritas 27-Feb-08 11:45
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 153 Houcad 27-Feb-08 13:26
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 146 loveritas 29-Feb-08 11:01
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 177 Houcad 29-Feb-08 12:36
The difference between 8 and 12 arc minutes 156 Houcad 29-Feb-08 15:27
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 138 Robert Bauval 29-Feb-08 13:25
Re: Why the Discrepancy? 91 loveritas 01-Mar-08 10:33
Moderator caution 170 Houcad 24-Feb-08 02:28
Re: Moderator caution 101 Scott Creighton 24-Feb-08 19:52
Re: Moderator caution 140 Robert Bauval 25-Feb-08 04:12
Re: Moderator caution 111 loveritas 25-Feb-08 10:07
Re: Moderator caution 140 Robert Bauval 25-Feb-08 13:59
Re: Moderator caution 116 The Elim 25-Feb-08 15:27
Re: Moderator caution 127 Robert Bauval 25-Feb-08 16:19
Re: Moderator caution 126 ninja 29-Feb-08 09:47
Re: Moderator caution 140 Houcad 29-Feb-08 12:56
Re: Moderator caution 129 ninja 29-Feb-08 16:53
Re: Moderator caution 135 The Elim 29-Feb-08 17:08
Re: Moderator caution 168 Houcad 29-Feb-08 20:25
a question 203 Cesar 29-Feb-08 20:49
Re: a question 140 hendrik dirker 29-Feb-08 21:14
Re: a question: image comparison elaboration 203 Cesar 29-Feb-08 21:52
a thought 152 hendrik dirker 01-Mar-08 07:25


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