This work provides key astronomical information for every kind of sea-going vessel, from cruise liners to fishing boats. It contains tabulations for the sun, moon, planets and stars for use in determination of position at sea from sextant observations. In addition, it gives times of sunrise, sunset, twilights, moonrise and moonset, all necessary interpolation and altitude correction tables, the phases of the moon, a pole-star table, diagrams and notes for the identification of stars and planets; information on eclipses of the sun and moon, and the standard times of most countries of the world.
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