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Self-contained celestial navigation with H.O. 208

Author: John S Letcher; Joseph Young Dreisonstok
Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine Pub. Co., ©1977.
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Genre/Form: Tables
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Letcher; Joseph Young Dreisonstok
ISBN: 0877420823 9780877420828
OCLC Number: 3609961
Notes: "H.O. no. 208, Navigation tables for mariners and aviators, sixth edition [by] Dreisonstok": p. 135-222.
Includes index.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The sextant --
The timepiece --
The almanac --
Sight reduction tables --
Plotting tools --
Taking sights --
Sight corrections --
Meridian altitudes --
Longitude at noon --
Lines of position --
Fixes --
Finding the time from a known position --
Great-circle sailing --
Star identification --
A sextant check by stars --
Time by lunar distance --
Time by lunar lines of position --
Navigation by pocket calculator --
Answers to problems --
Appendix 1. Perpetual almanac for the sun; Long-term almanac for the stars --
Appendix 2. Excerpts from Nautical Almanac; Abbreviated interpolation table for GHA --
Appendix 3. Introductory comments on H.O. 208 --
Appendix 4. H.O. 208.
Responsibility: by John S. Letcher, Jr. ; ill. by the author.

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