A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2021 Oct 21, 01:45 -0700
I realised that there is an easier way of locating an object on the meridian with an altitude greater than 63°. I stood with my feet just on the concrete pad of the carport. I then took half a step back and looked up. There, above the edge of the carport, were
Jupiter 348° alt 63.5°
Saturn 314° alt 62°
A little trig will tell me where to stand for an altitude of 73°.
The view of the carport edge helped me maintain balance and may block the sun. Now all I need is for the weather to cooperate tomorrow.