05 Dec Morning Star Shots
Morning Star Shots
I was up at 5:00 local (UTC-8) to get some navigating done. The horizons in the evenings are usually crowded with clouds making accurate sextant sites difficult. The mornings, however, are usually a different story..
One can do very well just using the sun and doing running fixes, but the simultaneous star shots morning or evening are definitive. The running fixes are simply really good guesses.
This morning’s sites were good, placing us at 14 57S 130 09W using the stars Regulus, Canopus, and Rigel.
As it turns out, Sir Salty Knows-It-All was absolutely correct. Our location is precisely at sea.
Follow my tracks in real-time: