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    Re: Beginning celestial navigation method
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 May 13, 06:57 -0700


    If you live within inexpensive posting distance of the UK. I can recommend ‘Celestial Navigation’ by Tom Cunliffe.   It’s written by an experienced instructor with the common touch, ashore and at sea, for the complete beginner, long away from school maths and with little time for deep reading.  Moreover, he doesn’t try to imply what a great mathematician he is. Instead he points out the difficulties most persons who don’t use celestial every day, if they are honest, experience.  He doesn’t even mention the name ‘Marcq Saint Hilaire’, but that’s the modern applicatio of the method he’s describing.  You can buy a 1989 copy of ‘Celestial Navigation’ from Abe Books for as little as £2.58 post-paid, but I would recommend going for the most recent edition, 2013 or later, for full colour and more recent tables pages. DaveP 

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