A METHOD FOR DIRECT DETERMINATION OF TIME OF TRANSIT OF A CELESTIAL BODY WHEN THE OBSERVER IS MOVING

R. W. Peach

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The usual method of determining the time of transit of celestial bodies when the observer is moving is to make an estimate of the observer’s position at the expected time of transit and then calculate the time of transit for this position. As frequently happens there is a difference between the initially assumed time of transit and the calculated one requiring a recalculation. The following method eliminates this iterative process and calculates the time of transit directly. In the determination of the time of transit the basic premise is that at transit the GHA of the body equals the longitude of the observer.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 25, Number 3
Pages: 345 - 348
Cite this article: Peach, R. W., "A METHOD FOR DIRECT DETERMINATION OF TIME OF TRANSIT OF A CELESTIAL BODY WHEN THE OBSERVER IS MOVING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 25, No. 3, Fall 1978, pp. 345-348.
Full Paper: ION Members/Non-Members: 1 Download Credit
Sign In