A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2020 Jan 9, 14:35 -0800
Frank you wrote: Make sense? David? Is this consistent with your analysis (more or less)?
I was with you on Castor and Pollux, Procyon. Polaris, and the Plough. Thank you for not pointing out that the 6th star is a binary star system of which Alcor is the dimmest. That would have made me Mizarable. I realised Regulus mut have been down there somewhere below C&P, but I’ve never been able to spot it, were surrounded by trees and houses here, so I ignored it. I go along with your analysis of the photo spot. I’d persuaded myself he must have pulled in along the Parkway about 1.5km SSE of your chosen spot. The place I picked was the only place along there with bushes, but I wasn’t happy, Polaris wasn’t north anymore. What threw me was all the light. Everywhere looked like a small town, but then again, I suppose a US rocket launch complex is like a small town. That’s why they’re called complexes. If the bright orange area is Pad 41, what’s the tower/rocket, which is also reflected in the water,just to the left of the Pad 40 Launch Point, which from my position on the Parkway I took to be Pad 41. DaveP