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    Re: Latitude and longitude around noon
    From: Peter Hakel
    Date: 2017 Mar 29, 20:35 -0700

    Revisiting Frank’s LAN data set with the Nautical Almanac method based on least-squares:

    http://www.navigation-spreadsheets.com/lops.html#many_body_fix

    I obtain:

    N 41° 27.3’
    W 71° 27.2’

    which is very close to my earlier two results. This is the most laborious method, using more data and fewer assumptions and approximations, so the result should be quite good. I recall Frank coining the term “rapid-fire fix” some time ago and pointing out that a noon curve is a special case of that.


    Peter Hakel



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