A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
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:
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.