A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robin Stuart
Date: 2017 Feb 9, 13:19 -0800
I suggest this change in thread name because there seems to be a confusing entanglement between two distinct questions
- Where did Worsley get the position of Cape Belsham from?
- What tables did Worsley have with him to reduce time sights, calculate DR etc. and that he seems to refer to as "the epitome"?
The possibility of a "single erroneous digit in the sixth place of a logarithm" that Frank mentions relates to the second on these only.
I may have missed something from much earlier investigations but is there any evidence at all that Worsley obtained the position from the volume he refers to as "the epitome"?