A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Samuel L
Date: 2014 Oct 10, 04:51 -0700
I never said my sextant reads to seconds. Read the original post.
What I needed to know was when any readings or figures be rounded up.
I'm always using an AH so once IE is removed during the reduction and that figure is divided by 2 the majority of figures end up with seconds of arc at the end.
Hs= 43d 43.4min
Result divided by 2= 21d 51min 39sec (that's what the calculator says)
It would be nice to work with a less cumbersome bunch of numbers and any way to speed the sight reduction process up would be helpful (without using a computer).