A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Lars Bergman
Date: 2015 Nov 18, 13:47 -0800
I have never liked the multiplication step necessary in the hav Doniol calculation, and after some work I found that the multiplication can be avoided, or rather replaced by introducing two simple "divide by 2" operations. But the method requires some additional angles to be calculated and their haversines looked up. Please find the details in enclosed file. Whether this procedure is better or worse than Hanno's/Greg's original method can probably be discussed for a long time. I do not claim that this procedure is easier to use, but it could perhaps interest some of the members in this group.
Lars 59N 18E