A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Howard G
Date: 2022 Jun 28, 16:52 -0700
Thanks for the explanation - and I also forgot you maritime guys cannot (in general) shoot at night like us who fly can do - and we have this magic gadget called an astro compass (which does exactly what you need to do on astro bodies).
I have one of these acting as a paper weight on my desk - a genuine WWII astro-compass - however, we used them in the P3 Orion - also useful for true bearings on a piece of land if the radar is down or off for security reasons.