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    Re: AstroNav Course
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2016 Jul 6, 18:25 -0400
    I have a copy of Volume II of The Admiralty Navigation Manual, 1938.  In the preface it describes all three volumes, saying:

    Volume I is a practical guide for executive officers covering ... but omitting the study of nautical astronomy.
    Volume II is the text book of nautical astronomy completing the above syllabus.

    However, I would say that about half the books on my navigation bookshelf have "Celestial Navigation" in the title.  "Nautical Astronomy" comes in second.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: John Almberg <NoReply_Almberg@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000@aol.com>
    Sent: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 4:45 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Re: AstroNav Course

    I never noticed before, but the “Admiralty Manual of Navigation (1964)” doesn’t use either astro or cel nav terms. At least not in Volumes 1 or 2, which are the ones I have.

    It seems to prefer the term “off-shore navigation”, or just “navigation”. 

    Anyway, meant for professionals, but good books if you can find them.

    — John

    On Jul 6, 2016, at 4:03 PM, David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:

    The course itself is less than 2 hours and focuses on the sight reduction form (SRF) with simple math.
    It was always Astro with me, but I can live with Celestial.  In fact, it's kind of growing on me.  What I don't think I'll ever get used to is seeing good old Maths written Math on this site.  Was it always Math outside UK and when did the difference occur?  DaveP


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