A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Steve Ward
Date: 2021 Jun 4, 15:26 -0700
Frank you wrote:
But wait, didn't you in fact do it right? You recall in the setup that I mentioned the direction you were facing when you did that first sight of the Sun was towards the east. And you got an azimuth in the east. Maybe you did the work properly, and the only problem here is that you were imagining a different time in your head.
Aha! I made a mistake that turned out to be correct. I "thought" 14:18 was local time but I went ahead and did the problem using 14:18 as UT and figured out LHA. The almanac uses GHA (which I did) and sight reduction table uses LHA which I had figured correctly.
So maybe I did get close to right.
I came up with an intercept of 29.2 and a Z of 99. So that means my fix is at N 26° 41.9', W 075° 45.0'.
Hmmmm not so sure now.
What do you think?