EXAMPLES OF MOON SIGHTS TO OBTAIN TIME AND LONGITUDE

Dr. Frances W. Wright

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: To test the technique of finding time and longitude by altitudes of the Moon, sextant sights were taken on two different nights in 1970. The results are presented, with plots, in examples 1 and 2, the first with optimum adn the second with much less favorable conditions. With extreme precision in plotting and many sextant sights, the technique seems of great value if used with stars.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 18, Number 3
Pages: 292 - 297
Cite this article: Wright, Dr. Frances W., "EXAMPLES OF MOON SIGHTS TO OBTAIN TIME AND LONGITUDE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 1971, pp. 292-297.
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