A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Ed Popko
Date: 2018 Jan 29, 11:23 -0800
Can someone point me to references that show how earth's oblateness is computed from an observer's latitude? It is a refinement for clearing lunar distances.
I find many references stating oblateness it is not considered by this clearing method or another. And comments that, at times, it is such a smal correction it is ignored.
But I never see a formula or how it is computed.
Thanking you in advance ..