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    Re: Air Navigation Computers, a book from the Oughtred Society
    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2022 Jul 27, 23:29 -0700

    If you don’t need a hard copy you can download a pdf of the Petzold (not: Petzgold) book here: http://www.flight-computer.de. And there is another new book on flight computers: Piel, Alexander, Dead Reckoning Computers for Air Navigation -History – design – inventors, Paperback A5; 338 pages; 157 Ill.., ISBN 9783753445748, Books on Demand; price: 25,99€ (I don’t know how much shipping would cost).

    And if you would like to play around with old calculators and are looking for formulae, try these:

    Shufeldt, The Calculator Afloat, Annapolis 1980,
    Mills, Positional Astronomy and Astro-Navigation Made Easy, Kingsditch 1978,
    Rogoff, Calculator Navigation, New York 1979 (few formulae, but programs for RPN calculators),
    Noer, Navigator’s Pocket Calculator Handbook, Centreville, MD (Cornell Maritime Press), s.d..

    There is a plethora of books with formulae for astronomical calculations, the best is probably: Meeus, Astronomical algorithms, Richmond Va.2009.
       
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