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I think it would be an interesting exercise to measure the latiude and longitude of my house using N occultation timings. I would like to see how precisely I can measure it using that technique, and compare it with the GPS readings from my phone.

I'm looking for a reference which will tell me how to do the calculation of inferring my position from occultation timings, as accurately as possible.

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  • $\begingroup$ Latitude can be easily derived from the Sun and will be needed for calculating longitude. The American practical navigator 1861 (google play) gives a method but I can't follow it. Information on this is hard to find but I hope to sort it out soon. Bob $\endgroup$ – user9137 Sep 7 '15 at 6:52
  • $\begingroup$ occultations.org if you're watching for asteroid occultations. If you're only using moon/planet/star occultations, those are less frequent. You could try using Stellarium and alter the latitude until it matches the occultation you see in the sky? $\endgroup$ – user21 Sep 9 '15 at 21:01

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