Finding Polaris?

Started 9 months ago | Questions thread
landscaper1
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Re: I use an app

mermaidkiller wrote:

It is damn simple when you are in the northern hemisphere. Polaris has about magnitude +2, so it is easy to spot, even in well light polluted cities.

It is always above the northern horizon, the further north, the higher, its altitude in degrees equals your latitude.

Maybe it's damn simple for you, and maybe you assume too much.  I'm 74 and my eyes aren't what they used to be.  Oh, and I'm well acquainted with the constellations and how to locate the approximate area where Polaris is located, but approximate is good enough for a tracker.

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