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Practical celestial navigation

Author: Susan P Howell
Publisher: Mystic, CT : Mystic Seaport Museum, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan P Howell
ISBN: 0939510057 9780939510054
OCLC Number: 40648782
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations, diagrams ; 28 cm
Contents: Plotting, piloting and dead reckoning --
Celestial position finding --
Use and adjustment of the sextant --
Sextant altitude correction --
Time --
Celestial coordinates, the Nautical Almanac --
Sight Reduction by H.O.229 --
Plotting celestial lines of position --
From observation to fix --
Sunrise, sunset, twilights, local apparent noon --
Star Finder H.O. 2102-D, star identification --
Meridian and ex-meridian sights --
The navigator's day work --
H.O. 211 --
The navigational triangle --
Construction of Mercator projection plotting sheets --
Mercator Sailing --
Great Circle sailing --
Calculator methods of sight reduction --
Two other uses of calculators.
Responsibility: Susan P. Howell.

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