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    Re: Android app for celestial navi gation
    From: Zvi Doron
    Date: 2012 Mar 22, 22:34 +0000
    Hi Alex
    Android is an operating system used on many smartphones. Of course it is easy to set up a spreadsheet as you describe - the apps I am talking about have a built in nautical almanac so they take care of the sight in one go - you only provide date time body sextant altitude and height of eye.
    You say download the almanac - is there an online copy available to download?

    Sent from my HTC

    ----- Reply message -----
    From: "Alexandre Eremenko" <eremenko---.edu>
    To: <zvidoron---.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Android app for celestial navigation
    Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2012 21:53


    Zvi,
    I am not exactly sure what "Android" means, but I use sometimes for the same purpose
    my small laptop. It takes few minutes to make a spread sheet which will reduce
    your sights momentarily, if at the place where you observe there is no
    Internet connection.
    Before you do observations, you will have to enter your co-ordinates, GHA for the whole hour,
    declination,
    your watch correction and your dip correction.

    You can also download the Almanac, and then you don't have to worry about GHA and declination.

    Then you enter the sextant readings and time by your watch, and it tells you
    everything you need.

    Alex.


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