Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen [NOOK Book]

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There is a deep mystery and profound satisfaction to finding one's position on earth by reference to the sun and stars. That is why,Loran and GPS notwithstanding,there will always be room on a boater's shelf for a manual of celestial navigation—especially one so unintimidating as this. Since 1967,Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen has been the best-known,best-loved primer on the subject. It successfully teachers sailors who have been demoralized by bigger,more expensive books. Abstaining from theory,it ...
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Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

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Overview

There is a deep mystery and profound satisfaction to finding one's position on earth by reference to the sun and stars. That is why,Loran and GPS notwithstanding,there will always be room on a boater's shelf for a manual of celestial navigation—especially one so unintimidating as this. Since 1967,Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen has been the best-known,best-loved primer on the subject. It successfully teachers sailors who have been demoralized by bigger,more expensive books. Abstaining from theory,it concentrates on the cookbook techniques needed to obtain and work any heavenly sight. Among other changes,this edition substitutes the Nautical Almanac for the Air Almanac,and shows how to construct plotting sheets and advance a line of position for a running fix.
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Editorial Reviews

WoodenBoat
''. . .simple, elegant, and easy to grasp.''
Practical Sailor
''For those interested in learning or brushing up on their celestial skills. . .not much on theory, just how to do it.''
Sailing
''I go to sea as an instructor whose specialty is the demystification of celestial navigation. . .the only book I have room to bring, and the one that is best-suited should my mind go blank, Is. . .[this book]. . .I never shove off without it. . .No matter what your ability, if you have only one book on celestial navigation, this should be it.''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472906762
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 9/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 621,310
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Blewitt was involved with sailing for most of her life. Formerly a top ocean-racing navigator as well as secretary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club for a number of years, she was also chairman of Racing Rules Committee of the Royal Yachting Association.

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Table of Contents

Forewords
Preface
The Theory
The Heavenly Bodies
The Geographical Position (GP)
Declination
Hour Angle
The Zenith
The Horizon
Altitude
Zenith Distance
The Elevated Pole
Azimuth and Azimuth Angle
Great Circles
Universal Time (UT)
The Position Line
Spherical Triangles
The Intercept
Sextant Altitude and Observed Altitude
The Practice
Almanacs and Tables
A Sun Sight in Winter
A Sun Sight in Summer
A Moon Sight
A Running Fix
Planet Sights
Meridian Sights
Star Sights
Pole Star Sights
Notes
Sextants
Calculators
"Short" Sight Reduction Tables
Practice Sights
Plotting Sheets
Appendices
A. Nautical Almanac, 1990, for December 6, 7, 8
B. Nautical Almanac, 1990, for July 15, 16, 17
C. Nautical Almanac, Increments and Corrections for 56m and 57m
D. Nautical Almanac, Altitude Correction Tables, 10 degrees - 90 degrees - Sun, Stars, Planets
E. Nautical Almanac, Altitude Correction Tables, 0 degrees - 35 degrees - Moon and 35 degrees - 90 degrees - Moon
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