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post #2 of Old 07-26-2011
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Parallax! Actually, lights on the horizon are easily lost with others in the distance. A high anchor light will move by parallax at a different rate than surrounding lower lights during approach. You may or may not decide to have other lights near the deck, but don't overlook the advantages of a light that is not directly in line of approach and in a position where it's distance can not be judged! Take care and joy,
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