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    Re: Latitude by Lunar Distance
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Nov 13, 22:56 EST
    Henry, you wrote:
    "but is generally dealt with in the context of single sights or Lunar observations"
     
    I should have clarified that I only average lunar distances. Historically, averaging the observations saved time on the computation. Today, computation is cheap, so it really doesn't make much difference whether you average the inputs (the actual observations, that is) or the outputs of the calculation.
     
    And:
    "whereas in LOP navigation where multiple bodies will be observed to establish a fix, it becomes inappropriate."
     
    That seems very reasonable. I agree.
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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