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Theoretical maximum

November 29 2005 at 1:29 AM
Tim Lewis  (Login TSL174)


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The theoretical maximum distance at which Denali could be seen from Mt. Sanford is sqrt(1.5*20320)+sqrt(1.5*16237)=175+156=331 miles, so, if it can just barely be seen at the actual distance of 227 miles, the theoretical formula must be very optimistic.

 
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