Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


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

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Celestial Calculator Comparisons
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2000 Mar 10, 14:34 EST

    I suppose if you rote-memorize a series of steps that are indiividually 
    meaningless to you, you would have to practice all the time. If you
    choose a method that makes intuitive sense to you, then a written reminder of the sequence is plenty.
    OTOH, taking sights from a bouncing small craft is definitely a skill that improves with practice.
    On Fri, 10 Mar 2000 11:00:34 -0500, Joe Shields wrote:
    > Doing sight
    >reduction by hand (in both my opinion and the opinion of the ASA Instructor
    >who certified me) is a volatile skill that needs to be practiced regularly
    >to be reliable.  What you don't use, you lose... which could be everything
    >from your copy of HO 249 (or whatever) to doing accurate mental arithmetic.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Senior Editor           Electronic Products
    My oyster knife is Y2K compliant

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    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 Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    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