A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Greg Rudzinski
Date: 2015 Nov 11, 16:06 -0800
To honor veterans on this day the U.S. Navy MK 5 WW 2 Bendix bubble octant was dusted off to observe Venus and the Sun for a rare daytime planet fix. For timing a Wakmann stopwatch hacked to PST was used. There is a handy holder on the bottom of the Bendix bubble octant which holds the stopwatch for the fast mark. The plot came in close to GPS to please those WW2 bomber navigators.