A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2020 Jan 18, 18:12 -0800
Over the 2019/20 Christmas/New Year holiday period I treated myself to some books. HO200, HO214, Inmans, Davis and Burdwood to be precise. I wanted to make use of the books but did not want anything too complicated. I hit upon the idea of checking the compass on my phone using Burdwood.
As I got into the project I realised that I could do it the old fashioned way using EOT. This required Inmans, which hadn't arrived, for arc to time conversion. However I do have a copy of Raper (1906) which has a similar table.
I have attached a pdf file describing my working. I hope that it isn't luck that I obtained such good results! I am suspicious that the phone compass is accurate to four degrees................