Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Burton's "Nautical Tables, High Latitude Edition"
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2013 Feb 20, 20:23 -0500

    Hi Alan

    Since I don't have a copy of Norie's, giving you an answer is going to be pretty hard!

    Burton published a collection of useful tables, of which there are 37 in number.  His goal was a set of tables with main characteristics of "Ease, Speed, and Sufficiency - Without Redundancy".  He specifically reduces the number of digits in the computation which in his view simply adds a greater potential for error.

    Most navigation texts included sets of tables, Bowditch for one, there clearly are others.

    We have been investigating the extension of some of the tables to the High Latitudes.  Since the extension to the high latitude only compromises ex-meridian altitudes and the ABC tables, I wanted to examine the ABC tables. 

    You may find a copy of Norie's on Google Books. 

    http://books.google.com/books/about/Norie_s_Nautical_Tables_with_Explanation.html?id=Vo0NAQAAIAAJ

    Burton's is also on the web 

    http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Set_of_Nautical_Tables_for_General_Nav.html?id=zW3WSAAACAAJ

    Regards
    Brad

    On Feb 20, 2013 7:06 PM, "Alan S" <alan202@verizon.net> wrote:

    Brad:

    At the risk of asking a dumb question, what is the difference, if any, between Burton's Tables, here the subject of discussion, and Norie's Tables.

    Any clarification appreciated.

    Alan
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    NavList message boards and member settings: www.fer3.com/NavList
    Members may optionally receive posts by email.
    To cancel email delivery, send a message to NoMail[at]fer3.com
    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    View and reply to this message: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=122445

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site