Theory and Process of Data Collection Acquisition for Determination of True North Utilizing Polaris
Date & Time
Friday, October 22, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation of theory and practice related to computing the local direction of Astronomical North based on observations of Polaris. Basic outline of celestial orientation systems, explanation of sources of relevant time and ephemeris data, and discussion of precision levels necessary for an accurate determination of azimuths referenced to the True North meridian. Overview of a spreadsheet developed for automated reduction of observational data.