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    Captain Cook & celestial navigation
    From: Rafael C. Caruso
    Date: 2020 Jan 22, 08:35 -0800

    I just received the March 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope, which features an article on celestial navigation during Captain Cook's voyages. As it is targeted to amateur astronomers rather than to navigators, amateurs or professionals, it may be a bit elementary for the NavList membership. Still, I was interested in reading about the use of both the lunar distances method and of Kendall's K1 chronometer (which, if I remember correctly, was an exact copy of Harrison's H4 chronometer) during the voyages.  The article also has a sentence with the usual critique of Nevil Maskelyne's anti-chronometer bias, which is apparently mandatory.

       
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