Longitude from Lunar Altitudes Simplified

George G. Bennett

Abstract: Described is a simple method of observing and calculating longitude from lunar altitudes that does not require a succession of approximations. The method is unique in that the observations and calculations employed are standard procedure for practising navigators. No special tables or plotting, except for normal sight reduction, are required and an illustrative example is included.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 53, Number 2
Pages: 69 - 72
Cite this article: Bennett, George G., "Longitude from Lunar Altitudes Simplified", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 69-72.
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