A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Samuel L
Date: 2014 Oct 10, 10:58 -0700
Frank- "You need to learn when you can drop digits."
That's the gist of what I was/am trying to determine. So what's the answer? Surely there has to be one. If you know then perhaps you'll tell me?
My sextant is an Astra IIIB. No idea what the magnification of the scope is. They should've printed/stamped it on the scope but, alas, they didn't.
There's no mention of seconds of arc in my original post.
No, I can't divide an angle with degrees, minutes and seconds in my head and don't want to. I want to see the process and understand what I'm doing. It gives me a clearer grasp and understanding of the entire process and particularly the method used. As said many days ago, my original sun sight took me 3 hours to reduce. Now I can do one in less than 10 minutes (the best record so far has been 5 minutes). Pretty good, I'd say, for a numb skull.