A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Robin Stuart
Date: 2018 Apr 18, 06:21 -0700
You asked: "2) can I do something with my telescope" but "don't have a good answer."
I would suggest timing an occultation which is effectively zero lunar distance. The Nautical Almanac used to list occultations down for all star down to about 7th magnitude so there was a ready supply of events for a telescope of even very modest aperture. Complete tables are harder to come by today and recreating them would be a noble undertaking,