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    Re: Relearning CelNav and Lunars for Antarctica
    From: Chris Lamousin
    Date: 2019 Oct 10, 20:23 +0000
    I'm taking a watch for backup. Citizen accurate to 1 second per month. I'm currently working about 70 hours per week so classes are a challenge, but I would live to learn and relearn in the future. revisiting mystic may be in my calendar soon.

    On Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3:18:59 PM CDT, Brad Morris <NoReply_Morris@fer3.com> wrote:


    Hi Chris

    Welcome and permit me to express my jealousy about your trip!  Antarctica!!  Wow!

    Have you considered pre-computing lunar distances for your trip?  Frank offers, at reednavigation.com/RNav/lunars_pre_v5.html
    The ability to do so.  You merely plug in your dates, and the expected latitude/longitude.  Make sure to check visible at DR only and useable only.  For example, you visit Elephant Island on Dec 25th.  61°8'S 55°7'W.   Santa is mean to you, there are no lunar distances available on that date from Elephant Island.  However, if you are there on Dec 20th, the entire day offers visible lunars within sextant range vs the sun.

    If I were you, I would somehow take a Lunars class with Frank before my journey.  Practical.  Hands on lunars, advised by an expert.

    The other thing I would practice is Noon Latitude.  How fun to measure how far south you are!!  

    How do you intend to measure UTC?

    Brad
       
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