A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2018 Nov 6, 08:41 -0800
Recently I was experimenting with curve-fitting on my TI-83+.
Processing the noise-free input data gave (quite obviously) good results.
Now I wonder if it can help with LD-sights. As it is widely suggested - one has to take a sequence of HOs of Moon and a second body, then - several LD measurements, then again sequence of HOs.
Consider I take a sequence like this: HsMoon, Hsbody, HsMoon, LD1, LD2, LD3, Hsbody, HsMoon, Hsbody, so that I get three of each. Then I do a QuadReg on each triple, then I select a time value somewhere between the LD1 and LD3 to calculate a "simultaneous" set of HsMoon, LD and Hsbody with which I proceed with regular LD calculations (by Dunthorne’s or Young’s formulas).
Provided I was properly careful with LDs and timing - will it give me an enhancement in my UT result?