A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Jeremy C
Date: 2022 Nov 28, 15:39 -0800
Interesting. I wonder what nationality this mate is? I haven't met anyone who does celestial navigation this way. It doesn't appear to be either the "American" or "British" schools of navigation. I wonder how accurate his final positions are.
Observing a star azimuth is possible, although I'd tend to use the alidade on the repeater over a hand compass. It just takes a bit of time to do so. At low altitudes there obviously isn't much change in time, so the error is pretty minimal.
In my personal experience, I have found that stars under 10 degrees of elevation are generally un-reliable. Likewise my experiments with moonlight sights away from twilight also yield questionable results.