GPS Backup with a Mark 3 Sextant: All Instructions and Tables Included; For Any Ocean, on Any Date; No Background in Celestial Navigation Required.

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Starpath Publications #ad - Latitude by polaris     latitude by Polaris Example7. Plotting positions and dr tracks     setting up a universal plotting sheet      Using the Plotting Sheet      Getting by Without Dividers 8. References11. Mariners who cross oceans in small boats realize they must be self-reliant and cover all contingencies.

For those who do not have the chance to learn the full range of celestial navigation before departure, this booklet and a Mark 3 sextant provide a minimum backup kit that can be used to navigate across any ocean if needed. This book includes a 60-page almanac of the sun to provide quick and easy solutions for Latitude and Longitude, as well as a unique new method for finding the corrections needed to find Latitude by Polaris, as well as in depth discussion of how to use a Mark 3 plastic sextant with emphasis on reading the angle scales.

GPS Backup with a Mark 3 Sextant: All Instructions and Tables Included; For Any Ocean, on Any Date; No Background in Celestial Navigation Required. #ad - Contents1. Sextant sights with the mark 3 sextant     reading the sextant scales      adjusting the index mirror     index mirror adjustment Using Only a Sea Horizon     Index Mirror Adjustment with a Star      Index Mirror Adjustment with Cloud Edges3. Background information      8.

1 timekeeping in navigation      8. 2 lat, nmi, lon, and dr     8.3 adjusting the index mirror on Land      8. 4 predicting the time of lan from Your DR-Lon     8.

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Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition

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Starpath Publications #ad - More than 20, 000 students have successfully learned ocean navigation from these materials and gone on to cross oceans or circumnavigate the globe. This book covers how to find position at sea from timed sextant sights of the sun, and planets plus other routine and special procedures of safe, stars, moon, efficient offshore navigation.

This book has been used for 30 years, updated periodically as needed. 176-177. Bowditch, american Practical Navigator, NGA Pub 9. There is much new content in the text, especially in the In-Depth chapter, including more detailed discussion of the sailings and more background on the principles. Section 1805. Preface to the Second Edition.

Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition #ad - We are pleased to say that after ten more years of using this text we do not find reason to change the basic approach and methods of the teaching. Plus this book includes other crucial factors of ocean navigation besides just finding out where you are from the stars, error analysis, dead reckoning, route planning, such as logbook procedures, and more.

New sections were added on general ocean navigation and optimizing the fixes. 2015, second edition seattle, Celestial Navigation, Starpath Publications pp. Burch, D. We still use most of the same examples, which are now quite old, but that is the beauty of celestial navigation.

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Nautical Almanac 2019: Commercial Edition

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Paradise Cay Publications #ad - The content of this edition is identical to the United States Naval Observatory edition. Celestial navigation A Complete Home Study Course Second Edition. Paradise cay publications is the only entity in the United States other than the US Government legally authorized to publish the full contents of the Nautical Almanac.

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Long Term Almanac 2000-2050: For the Sun and Selected Stars with Concise Sight Reduction Tables, 2nd Edition

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The Sextant Handbook

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The book is designed to make beginner and expert alike conversant with this most beautiful and functional of the navigator's tools. Cmdr. International Marine Publishing. Celestial navigation A Complete Home Study Course Second Edition. Loran and gps notwithstanding, there will always be a place for the sextant aboard any blue-water boat, if for no other reason than the thrill and mystery of finding one's position on earth by gazing at the heavens.

. All in a thoroughly revised edition of a book acclaimed by navigation professionals. Here is the indispensable reference that should accompany the instrument aboard. Bruce bauer, a professional navigator and master mariner with the U. S. Merchant marine, has distilled years of hands-on experience into an eminently readable guide to buying, using, adjusting, and repairing sextants.

The Sextant Handbook #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Topics include: assembly and disassembly vital adjustments avoiding problems rough weather Sightings Oiling and Cleaning Immersion Baths Emergency Silvering Finding and Buying Used Sextants And Much More You'll also find a list of distributors, manufacturers, and numerous helpful hints, a discussion of future trends, and dealers worldwide, including sighting with eyeglasses and using a Rude starfinder.

The sextant handbook is dedicated to the premise that electronic navigation devices, while too convenient to disregard, are too vulnerable to rely on exclusively.

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How to Use Plastic Sextants: With Applications to Metal Sextants and a Review of Sextant Piloting

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Starpath Publications #ad - The vertical angle of a peak above its baseline determines the distance to it, combined with a compass bearing, which, yields a position fix from just one landmark. In coastal waters or on land, sextants can be used for very accurate piloting by measuring the horizontal angles between charted landmarks.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. International Marine Publishing. Sextants can also be used to find the correct Universal Time by measuring the angular distance between the moon and another body along its path across the zodiac. The angular dip of an object island or vessel below the visible horizon can also be used to determine the distance to it.

How to Use Plastic Sextants: With Applications to Metal Sextants and a Review of Sextant Piloting #ad - Celestial navigation A Complete Home Study Course Second Edition. They can also be used on land with artificial horizons. This booklet explains how to get the best results from plastic sextants, and presents numerical comparisons with similar data from metal sextants. Sextant piloting techniques are also reviewed as they are an ideal use of a plastic sextant.

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Emergency Navigation: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner, 2nd Edition

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Learn how to steer by sun, stars, wind, and swells estimate current and leeway Improvise your own knotmeter or plumb-bob sextant Find the sun in a fogbank Estimate latitude with a plate and a knotted string And more vital information Celestial navigation A Complete Home Study Course Second Edition.

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The Star Finder Book: A Complete Guide to the Many Uses of the 2102-D Star Finder, 2nd Edition

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Starpath Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. International Marine Publishing. Tracking provided on most orders. Its numerous examples and diagrams make it a most definitive treatment. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Celestial navigation A Complete Home Study Course Second Edition. Isbn13: 9780914025245.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. A comprehensive book explaining the use of the 2102D star finder, and the many applications it offers in planning navigation. This book is an indispensable companion to the star finder itself. In addition to a description of the star finder and its basic use, choosing time between sunlines and running fixes, choosing optimum star-moon-planet combinations, the book covers: brightness and color of stars, planet identification, and emergency steering.

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2020 Nautical Almanac

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The content of this edition is identical to the United States Naval Observatory edition. Isbn13: 9780914025245. Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. The cornerstone for all celestial navigation, listing the celestial bodies used for navigation, a sight reduction table, and other information valuable to the offshore navigator.

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Weems & Plath Marine Navigation Star Finder 2102-D

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Weems & Plath 150 #ad - The star finder 2102-d is an invaluable tool for celestial navigators to locate and identify, by altitude and azimuth, the 57 stars listed in air and nautical almanacs. The kit contains a durable black vinyl pouch with velcro closure that holds one star base and 10 plastic templates. Weems & plath marine Navigation Star Finder 2102-D.

Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. International Marine Publishing. It can also be used by amateur star gazers for general star identification. Special diagrams permit rapid check of hour angle and also provide a means of finding altitude and azimuth of unplotted celestial bodies or identification of unplotted bodies from known altitude and azimut.

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Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

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Celestial navigation A Complete Home Study Course Second Edition. Weems & plath marine Navigation Star Finder 2102-D. Tracking provided on most orders. Included are a series of check lists designed to help potential voyagers chose, then outfit their boat for safe voyaging plus others to prepare them as a storm actually approaches and reassure them once they are in the midsts of heavy winds and seas.

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