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The yachtsman"s guide to celestial navigation by Stafford Campbell

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Published by Ziff-Davis Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Navigation.,
  • Nautical astronomy.,
  • Yachting.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesCelestial navigation.
Statementby Stafford Campbell.
SeriesYachting/boating books
Classifications
LC ClassificationsVK555 .C25
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4431130M
ISBN 100871650193
LC Control Number79064641
OCLC/WorldCa5768017

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This manual is specifically designed to help students understand the concepts of Celestial Navigation and the logic behind each step. Through clear graphics and numerous examples, it demonstrates the simple calculations required, which are basic additions or subtractions of angles and times, as well as straight interpolations. How to navigate using the Stars (These bestselling books include lots more tips on how to navigate using the stars. Lots of people love the idea of finding direction and navigating using the stars, but are put off because they fear it is complicated. From the Back Cover. Celestial navigation is one of the oldest of the mariner's arts - and one of the most awe-inspiring. To guide a small boat across the trackless oceans using a simple measuring device - the sextant - and a knowledge of the Sun, Moon and stars is a skill that borders on the magical/5(74). TI are excellent for the methods described in the book. To those readers familiar with ‘celestial’, they will notice that I have departed the usual norms found in celestial navigation texts. I use a consistent sign convention which allows me to discard same-name and opposite-name rules. Rodger Farley 3File Size: 1MB.