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Re: We should all help these poor ladies 🙄
So are you going to share the formula with the rest of the tribe?
Who does celestial these days; I didn't think anyone cared.
Anyway, take around 20 shots beginning around 20 minutes before local apparent noon until 20 after lan, then throw out the high and low ones. Average the rest and you have a line for longitude and the time of noon, for latitude, which you then plot on your maneuvering board. Unless one is exactly on the equator, it's actually a lot less mistake prone than advancing/retarding several LOP's to get a fix.
Then go back to bed and catch a few more zzzzz's until either dinner or your watch.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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Last edited by capta; 11-30-2017 at 08:16 AM.