A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2018 Feb 6, 11:46 -0800
Not the best photo but readable. What do you get for the altitude on this octant? 73° and...
Assuming that it's the Sun's Noon altitude (almost certainly "LL"), and the GMT is about 17:00 (within an hour) and the date is June 18 (year indeterminate but after the invention of the digital camera), and height of eye is average for a medium-sized vessel, let's say 12 feet, and assuming that the observer's shadow was pointing north at noon, what is the latitude?