A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Paul Dolkas
Date: 2015 Mar 28, 12:25 -0700
Use a compass with a ranging mirror (see below). You can get your eye below the compass and look upward, while using the mirror to see the compass face. I’ve done this to determine the local noontime (sun’s meridian passage) with reasonable results.
From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Herman Dekker
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:37 AM
Subject: [NavList] Determing the bearing off a celestial object.
In some books you read determ the bearing off a celestial object.
How can you do that reliable?
Is there a special compass or so for this purpose?
With a normal magnetic bearing compass you can look only a few degrees upwards
before the compassrose stalls.
A compass with pelorus may works perhaps, but who has that, with a free sight
around a yacht?
So who has the solution for this?
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.