A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: John D. Howard
Date: 2017 Mar 4, 06:49 -0800
I have been thinking about this data and how difficult it is to get a Lon. from a noon sight. But, I also came to the conclusion that LAN must be befor the max Hs by several seconds.
When I do a LAN set of sights, I keep incresing my Hs untill I see the sun starts going down. At that point I stop turning the knob, mark the time, and record the sextant reading. The time of noon must be before the sun starts going down.
I figure from Frank's set noon was about 1700:20 - I say about based on my style and timing. YMMV.