The Complete On-board Celestial Navigator

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9780070071100: The Complete On-board Celestial Navigator

An all-in-one navigation toolbox.

"The Complete On-Board Celestial Navigator combines all the tables and almanac data needed for navigation at sea in one compact, durable book!

Specifically designed for the occasional, unpracticed celestial navigator, this single convenient book contains all the essential tables, astronomical data, and explanations for predicting and reducing observations made at sea, to find your position and bearing quickly and easily in a pinch:

a book on astronomical navigationa nautical almanac good for 5 yearsworldwide sight-reduction tablesa star finder

It also provides numerical examples to illustrate the methods and tables described.

Everything you need but the sextant.

Still a source of pride and respect, the ancient skill of celestial navigation has reliably guided seafarers for centuries. When voyaging far beyond landmarks, when your electronic navigation fails, "steering by the stars" can guide you safely to your destination.

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"A practical, convenient, and economical solution for the mariner who wants a backup system to GPS that contains all the essential instructions and data." Foundation for the Art of Navigation

Your All-in-One Navigational Toolkit

The ancient skill of celestial navigation has reliably guided seafarers for centuries and is still a source of pride and respect among mariners. In this era of electronic navigation, it remains the perfect backup system, enabling you to determine your position if the GPS malfunctions or your boat loses electrical power.

Specifically designed for the novice or rusty celestial navigator, The Complete On-Board Celestial Navigator replaces $300 worth of guides and almanacs traditionally required by celestial navigators, and includes a star finder; a five-year nautical almanac (2003 - 2007) for determining precise star, sun, moon, or planet locations at the time of sighting; and sight reduction tables for crunching the numbers and producing a fix anywhere in the world.

"The only complete self-contained work available. When your electronic navigation fails, 'steering by the stars' will guide you safely to your destination." Sydney Afloat (Australia)

About the Author:

Dr. George G. Bennett is the owner and director of CN Systems, which produces navigational calculator and computer software. The former head of the School of Surveying, Faculty of Engineering, at the University of New South Wales, Australia, he holds graduate degrees in surveying and geography. He has written extensively on geodesy, navigation, and surveying in international journals. An elected Fellow of the Institution of Surveyors and the Institute of Navigation, he has served as a visiting scientist at Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office at the Royal Observatory. He has sailed in nine Sydney - Hobart races as a navigator and has taught navigation at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

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