A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2020 Oct 11, 20:41 -0700
Further, there are quite a few NavList members who get a kick out, salivate over, even obsess over haversine calculations and haversine tables.
I am not part of that haversine saivating group but It is a different matter with long by chron!
Matthew's post gave a method for reducing a time sight without multiplication. Maybe I should try his method. I have nearly finished determining my position by two time sights, Martelli's tables and a two point Sumner. Greg confused the situation by mentioning the Haversine Doniol method. That reminded me that I was part way through learning the Doniol-Rudzinski-Ix method. I had stopped work when I discovered that a long multiplication of two numbers < 1 was required. I am sure that I can remember how to long multiply two numbers >1 but will probably be confused if they are < 1.
From the 1950s we have:
Sadler's modification of Ageton
and now Mattew.
Are there any other "new" methods? What would Lecky have thought?