A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2020 Mar 23, 04:58 -0700
Weather permitting I'll try to check my impression that if I set my sextant to the exact value of the geocentric distance between the Sun's center and Venus - Venus slightly "overshoots" the Sun's center. I.e., the apparent distance is smaller than the geocentric one. By how much? Difficult to tell, I estimate it as 2~3 arcminutes.
Could be an interesting lesson in the preparation to a Lunar Distance sight...