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    Re: Sextant shot accuracy
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2012 Aug 21, 06:43 -0700

    Nice article Gary. My question on their methods is how they determined what their actual position was when the study was made? This was well before the age of even transit sat systems. Did they base it on LORAN? I wonder how they accounted for the error in the comparing system.

    I find that the enviornmental factors, especially horizon quality, greatly influences my shot accuracy. A good horizon, and I get 0.1-0.3' errors over many star sights. Give me a very poor horizon, I'd be lucky to get within 2'.

    The key, in my mind, is to recognize the conditions you are shooting under and understanding the confidence you can have in those observations, taking into account your own skill as well as the enviromental factors.

    Jeremy
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