The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation; Containing All the Tables Necessary to be Used with the Nautical Almanac in Determining the Latitude, and the Longitude by Lunar Observations, and Keeping a Complete Reckoning at Sea ... The Whole Exemplified in a Journal, Kept from Boston to Madreira, in which All the Rules of Navigation are Introduced ... With an Appendix, Containing Methods of Calculating Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars ...

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E. & G. W. Blunt, 1855 - Navigation - 779 pages
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Contents

Table of solutions of the various cases of trigonometry
37
A short introduction to astronomy and geography
45
Examples in geography
51
Questions to exercise the learner in plane sailing
58
A table showing how many miles of meridian distance correspond to a degree of longi
64
Table to correct the middle latitude
76
Table of solutions of the various cases of Mercators sailing
79
To work a compound course by middle latitude or Mercators sailing
86
To find the difference between the true and apparent directions of the wind
97
Gauging
103
To survey a coast in sailing along shore
109
To reduce soundings taken at any time of the tide to low water 115
116
Tides
120
Of the logline and halfminute glass
126
Description and use of a sextant of reflection
133
To measure the angular distance of the moon from a star 13fj
137
Verification of the mirrors and colored glasses
143
To observe the transit of any heavenly body over the meridian
150
To find the distance of the land in order to calculate the dip
155
To calculate the true amplitude
159
To find the latitude by a meridian altitude of the sun or a fixed star
166
To find the latitude by the moons meridian altitude
171
To estimate the effects of small errors in the observations
179
First method of calculating double altitudes 130
185
Questions to exercise the learner in working double altitudes
193
To find the latitude by one altitude of the sun having your watch previously regulated
200
To find the latitude by the polar star
206
To find the time at sea by the moons altitude
213
To regulate a chronometer by equal altitudes of the sun
219
To find the longitude at sea by lunar observations
225
Examples of lunar observations
232
Second method of working a lunar observation
239
Table of corrections for second differences
245
Method of combining several lunar observations and determining the error of the chro
251
To allow for the change of rate in a chronometer
257
Amplitudes 78
78
Right ascensions and declinations of the fixed stars 60
86
Refraction of the heavenly bodies 88
88
To find the correction and logarithm of a lunar observation when a star or either of the planets Venus Mars Jupiter or Saturn is observed 89
89
To find the correction and logarithm of a lunar observation when the sun is used 97
97
To find the correction and logarithm of a lunar observation depending on the moons altitude 98
98
For finding the third correction of a lunar observation 130
130
For turning degrees and minutes into time and the contrary 131
131
Proportional logarithms 132
133
For finding the latitude by two altitudes of the sun 146
146
Logarithms of numbers 169
169
To find tin time of the moons passing the meridian 230
230
Variation of the suns altitude in one minute from noon
239
To reduce the numbers of Table XXXII to other given intervals from noon 243
243
Errors arising from a deviation ol the telescope from a plane parallel to the plane of the instrument 244
244
Longitudes and laittides of the fixed stars 245
245
Reductions of latitude and horizontal parallax 24tl XXXIX A lie rrntion of the planets in longitude 24b XL Equation of the equinoxes in longitude 2...
246
Aberration of the fixed stars in right ascension and declination 247
247
XLII1 Nutation in right ascension and declination 248
248
XLVI1 Logarithms in Lyonss improved method 253
253
JCLVIII Third correction in Lyonss improved method 275
275
AMERICA Western coasL
340
ANAMBAS ISLANDS 865
349
BANCAIsland
364
BENGAL coast of 858
380
Catalogue of the Tables with examples of the uses of those not explained in other
392
To find the horary motion of the moon
400
To calculate the longitude of a place from the observed beginning
409
To project an eclipse of the moon
415
To project an occultation of a fixed star
423
To find the longitude of a place by measuring the distance of the moon
429
Given the right ascension and declination to find the longitude
435
To find the longitude of a place from the beginning or end of a solar
443
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS 854
461
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