A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2021 Apr 27, 15:11 -0700
Is there a term that neatly describes measuring beyond (or below) the level of noise? That is, when you record observations to the tenth of a minute, all the while knowing that you can never achieve that level of precision when you have an error of up to a minute in the location of the horizon.
I want to call this "false precision" or "illusory precision" -- but I feel like this is a common eough problem in the world that there must be some other term of it.