A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Herman Dekker
Date: 2019 Feb 20, 09:06 -0800
After reading about Lunars. I am interested in this subject, but the available instruments are doubtfull.
I am surrounded here with mountains. If I want to do a lunar the objects must be above 12°.
From Franks easy Lunars info I understood minium height is 15°so thats no problem.
For the heights I can use the A-12 bubble sextant, but for the LD only the Davis MKIII is available.
That sextant has a scale division of 2', with a magnifier glass, you can read and interpolate to 1'.
Is that possible for a Lunar if you have lost accurate time, or is it a useless excercise.