[time-nuts] establishing your position w/o gps

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jan 24 06:54:34 EST 2012

In message <20120124121642.4a8ad1def54bc32cca92875c at kinali.ch>, Attila Kinali w
>On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:04:08 +0000

>But how do you untangle longitude and time? How do you know that you
>are looking exactly south (or north)?

North/South can be done by timing (widely spaced in inclination)
stellar transits relative to each other.

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