A Star to Steer Her by: A Self-Teaching Guide to Offshore Navigation
Spend eight hours with this book and you will have a solid working knowledge of celestial navigation. This may sound like an outrageous claim, but its true. A Star to Steer Her By: A Self-Teaching Guide to Offshore Navigation is a beginners text, giving straightforward explanations of everything you need to know to find your way across the bay or around the globe. This book takes you step-by-step through celestial navigation. Youll learn how to use the Nautical Almanac, chronometer, sextant, star finder, and the H.O. 229 and assumed altitude sight reduction tables. The book features specially designed celestial navigation workforms developed from the course material the author has used in his Weems & Plath-sponsored navigation course. Each chapter is a complete lesson (with suggested time allotment), and includes a study guide, examples of realistic situations the mariner may encounter, and âcheck yourselfâ practice problems.
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Introduction Getting Organized
Piloting and Dead Reckoning
Understanding Celestial Navigation
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adjust Almanac DAILY PAGES Altitude Correction Tables apparent altitude ARIES MOON Assumed Altitude Method assumed longitude azimuth boat celestial body celestial navigation charted objects circle of position compass rose computed altitude Corr distance DR latitude DR Long DR longitude DR position Enter GHA Figure ﬁnd ﬁrst Greenwich height of eye horizon INCREMENTS AND CORRECTIONS index error instrument error intercept Interpolation Table June LHA Aries LHA of Aries line of position locate longitude scale meridian passage minutes and tenths Nautical Almanac DAILY nautical miles Navigation Institute noon sight North Latitude Observed Altitude obtain Plotting Longitude Plotting Sheet PRACTICE PROBLEMS rection rhumb line running ﬁx seconds GMT sextant angle Sextant Corrections sextant reading starﬁnder stars and planets subtract 360 tion Total Items true direction tude upper limb Venus vernier scale west longitude whole degrees whole hours workform YELLOW PAGES zenith angle