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May/June 2014 Issue 218: Wreck of the brig Jezebel

Apr 24, 2014

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Answers:
A: Ho is 84° 34’
B: 4° 24.4’ N
 

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May 18, 2014 10:04 pm
 Posted by  Jack

I agree with the Ho. Can someone explain how we get to that latitude? It. Doesn't seem to fit the equations I know.
Jack

May 19, 2014 02:35 pm
 Posted by  Ocean Navigator

Thanks for your comment, Jack.

In this case the latitude equals the Declination minus the Co-Altitude.

Co-Altitude is 90° - Ho = 05° 26.0'

Declination is N 09° 50.4'

So, 09° 50.4' - 05° 26.0' = N 04° 24.4'

Hope that helps.

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