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    Re: Basic celestial naviagtion using a scientific calculator
    From: John Karl
    Date: 2010 Aug 13, 18:37 -0700

    Another book that sheds light on using the scientific calculator in a simple and efficient manner is "Celestial Navigation the GPS Age". Even for those with zero mathematical knowledge, it shows how to do the intercept sight reduction by striking keys on your calculator, just like playing keys on a piano by reading simple notes. It also covers H.O. 249 and H.O. 229.

    Plus it's only the book I know that explains the intercept method correctly. It's available from Celestaire -- but sorry, I can't recall the author.

    The Turner book as conceptual errors and it's a bit tedious. (For example he gives 5 different cases for a meridian sight when in fact there are only two -- upper and lower transit.)

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