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Review problem: Star sight

Dec 31, 2019

  
You are heading east toward Ireland in mid-summer. Evening twilight is cloudy, but you still manage to get one good sight of Arcturus. The date is June 22, 2002, and your DR position is 37° 42’ N, 54° 21.5’ W. Your height of eye is 10 feet, and your sextant has an index error of 2’ on the arc. Your sight of Arcturus was at 22:44:12 GMT, and your sextant reading (Hs) was 66° 51.3’. Reduce the sight and plot the LP.





Answers:
Azimuth: 139°
Intercept: 10.8 nm toward

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