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    Definition Intercept/St. Hilaire Method
    From: Bob Goethe
    Date: 2020 Nov 13, 14:45 -0800

    When I first learned celestial navigation, it involved picking an assumed position (AP) that was reasonably close to the DR position and using Pub. 249 to do sight reduction.

    Now, that I am using a calculator to solve the navigational triangle, I no longer use an AP.  In other respects, my approach is the same as it always was.  I simply have eliminated the use of Pub. 249 or Pub. 229.

    Is it correct to say that I am still using the Intercept Method, or the St. Hilaire Method?  I guess that even after all these years, I am fuzzy on the meaning of the phrase "Intercept method".

    Thanks for your help.

    Bob

       
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