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Re: Beginning celestial navigation method
From: Grace O'Farrell
Date: 2020 May 13, 16:52 +0100
Thanks for getting back to me. Thank you for the attachment. I'm actually stuck on the method. I'm able to find the interception using LMT, date, a DR pos'n. Sextant alt, but I have some mental block trying to find LOP. For some reason after getting the Azi angle I cant determine if NS or EW. From the notes my professor has given me its not very clear and he's not connectable. If you are able to shine some light on this, I would be very grateful.
What is it, specifically, that is giving you trouble? Are you interested in learning a particular method of sight reduction (such as using a certain set of tables or a calculator), or do you just want a general explanation?
Coincidentally, I recently typed up this basic explanation [attached] for someone else which explain the steps involved in a routine set of observations. Maybe you will find it useful.
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