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An easy way to find Arcturus is to follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper. By continuing in this path, one can find Spica (α Virginis) as well — leading to the coinage of the popular maxim, "Arc to Arcturus, then speed on to Spica."
Originally posted by Edn
[...]Arcturus is to low if the 35 Deg Alt is correct.
Originally posted by RancidCat
well done and thanks Beachcoma for suggesting that one and thanks everyone else for your suggestions and help.