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Celestial navigation series, part 10

Celestial navigation series, part 10

In this installment, we’ll cover how to reduce a planet sight; we’ll include a step-by-step breakdown of how to reduce star and planet sights, and we will also include a star sight problem to solve as a way to review what you learned in the last installment.

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Celestial navigation series, part nine

In this installment, we’ll cover how to reduce a star sight and how to use HO 249 Vol. 1 to precalcuate what stars will be available.

Celestial navigation series, part eight

In this installment, we’ll cover running fixes and the hierarchy of positions from dead reckoning position to multiple simultaneous lines of position fixes.

Celestial navigation series, part seven

In this installment, we’ll cover the HO 249 sight reduction tables and how to plot a line of position (LOP).

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Celestial navigation series, part six

In this installment, we’ll cover time, time zones and the Nautical Almanac.

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