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    Re: Early Land Navigation.
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2015 Feb 9, 10:54 -0800

    Frank,

     

    Some advice please.

    How would early inland explorers/navigators determined a noon latitude when the sun was too far south ,for instance, making the use of an artificial horizon impractical.

    I currently use a fence at home during the summer months but carrying a fence around the countryside is also impractical, plus the neighbors might object.

    Excuse the ignorance but my knowledge of celestial nav is rather limited.

    Frank A.

    33.53S 121.53E 2015 Local/Mon or there abouts.

    A star passing the meridian will provide Latitude just fine. Lots of bright stars to choose from down under. How about Sirus and Canopus.

    Greg Rudzinski

       
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