A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2015 Oct 28, 11:31 -0700
As for being able to see the drum: I have a red-LED light on a headband similar to this one http://www.amazon.ca/Eveready-LED-Headlamp-Red-Black/dp/B00IEVK9US The lights sit flat against your head, of course, but mine is hinged and can also flip down 90°. I take a sight, flip my headlamp down, and get quite a bit of light on the index drum, and also on my notebook for writing down the data. If I leave the headlamp hinged down for my next shot, I get all sorts of reflections in my sextant telescope. So I flip it up and I am ready for my next sight.
>>I have found that the best way, at least for me, to take a series of sights is to hold my phone in my left hand with the recorder app running in the background and displaying the UTC app. <<
This is a great usability tidbit, Dale. Thanks! I'll try it out in the next couple of days.