A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Herman Dekker
Date: 2019 Aug 31, 05:52 -0700
Thanks Michael for your kind comment.
Calculating practice and using the sextant is indeed necessery once a month.
If I have not used the sextant for two months, the first sights are not very precise.
Therefore if possible I take 5 sights and average them with the fit-slope method.
Gives one more certain feeling than then approch of more "experienced" navigators.
Who say I take one sight and feel if it is oke ore not. Well after 47 years of CelNav
I never am sure, it is oke, or not.
So go on practicing to keep the skill alive.
I attached the last Main table with the Diff on 31 dec back on -8 value.
This seems oke see Quick calculation message earlier.
HermanD 52°N 04°E