A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2017 Jan 5, 18:30 -0800
David C, you wrote:
"Venus at an altitude of 59° is almost at my AH limit."
So skip the altitudes! This was sometimes done historically (using altitudes calculated from the DR), but more to the point, for modern practice you can forego the observed altitudes and allow any app (including my online web app) to calculate them for you from your known location while you're learning to shoot the lunar distance angle itself. When you work out the bugs with that process, you can always come back "later" and try for complete lunars where you shoot altitudes, too.