A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2020 Apr 20, 15:50 -0700
Gary LaPook, you wrote:
"There is no reason to shoot the moon at night when other objects are available."
Well, it's easily identified. :) Ha ha.
And you wrote:
"using the Air Almanac to do the corrections is much easier than using the NA, and the corrections make more sense and are easier to understand."
Yes, very much so. The difference in the expected accuracy of the computation (a minute of arc for the AA) allows for a simpler, streamlined process. Even if we go on to look at the more detailed NA system, the AA methodology is a good place to start.