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    Re: Celestial Navigation on the surface of Mars
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2018 Nov 10, 20:03 -0800

    Not to burst anyone's bubble, but I do not think there will be any cel nav on Mars.  Why would there be?  People will need a satilite to radio commumate with earth - why not use the ( many ) satilites that will be around Mars for position finding?  INS would be a better opition than cel nav..

    But really, a sextant?  No oceans - no boats.  Like others have said, a transit would be better on dry Mars land.

    It would be fun for the computer programing folk to get a Mars almanac and sight reduction tables to play with.

    John H.  41N 100W

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