A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Steve E. Bryant
Date: 2016 Jan 26, 23:17 -0600
So the difference in azimuth angle between two bodies is a direct measure of the intersection of the LOPs or vice versa; and, the altitudes of the bodies really do not affect the intersection of the LOPs?
In Celestial Tools, under the tab “view,” and the tab “star finder,” there is a convenient “wheel” that can be spun around allowing an easy means of assessing the azimuth angles; apparently, that is all that truly impacts the LOP intersection given that all other aspects of taking sights and their subsequent reduction is flawless.
Any other basic insights to the use of the tool and or the practice of taking sights worthy of note will not be wasted here and will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all again for your comments,
From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Frank Reed
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:57 PM
Subject: [NavList] Re: Planning a fix with >45 degrees intersection inLOPs
Brad Morris, you wrote:
"However, the original question was how to do it with 'Celestial Tools' "
No, that wasn't his question! Steve mentioned 'Celestial Tools', that's true, but what he asked was how azimuth difference was connected with the angle of intersection of the LOPs. Trouble is, that's so obvious that most people here read right through it and didn't get it.