Originally Posted by nigel1
If your bored senseless, you could use Lunar distances, if you can them on paper, or, use the method of a series of sights taken before and after mer. pass, and graphically or by differential calculation, have a stab at working an approximate longitude from that.
I'll stick with a decent watch or clock.
I second that. I am sort of celestial navigation
junkie, when I am not on the boat I am taking sights from my balcony. Actually on my cutter GPS
is back up. Even have those Norie's tables. But that lunar distances would be overkill, not to mention that to use that method you will have to have sun or bright stars lying close and parallel to the Moon's path every time. what if it is cloudy and you can take only moon sight. you have to wait for enough clear sky.
as you said, I will stick to my Casio.
and thanks one more time for that "corrections"