A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Jaap vd Heide
Date: 2015 Aug 29, 13:36 -0700
Steven Webster (Utrecht University) generates precomputed lunar distance tables. He uses some sort of selection algorithm, based on several criteria including angular distance, distance to the sun and rate of change of the angular distance. These tables are up for download from his website http://www.amfidromie.nl/ld/tables.html and when looking at this week the tables did include Saturn earlier this week. The selection for this weekend is Rasalhague, Shaula, Kaus Aust., Nunki, Aldebaran and Altair. When looking at the table keep in mind mind that the lower the proplog value, the better. Which means the best match tonight is Aldebaran, closely followed by Nunki.