A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Greg Rudzinski
Date: 2014 Jul 15, 11:15 -0700
Capt. Gilbert Rude invented the starfinder in 1920.
The star finder allows for sight planning so that a round of stars can be efficiently performed during the brief twilight period. The sextant is pre-set to the approximate altitude so that a star will be seen through the sextant optic when held to the horizon in the general azimuth direction. An unidentified star can be observed then identified later during sight reduction using the star finder.
Rude Starfinder History
From: Doug MacPherson
Date: 2014 Jul 15, 07:08 -0700