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    Re: Determing the bearing off a celestial object.
    From: Stephen N.G. Davies
    Date: 2015 Mar 29, 07:35 +0800
    The requirement is normally for when one is planning one's evening/morning sights so one knows where to look and, with an expected altitude, where in the sky. I used to use a star globe and, later, the Weems and Plath Starfinder. The azimuth wasn't super precise (except in terms of an assumed position), but good enough.
    Stephen D

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    On 29 Mar, 2015, at 2:36 am, Herman Dekker <NoReply_Dekker@fer3.com> wrote:

    In some books you read determ the bearing off a celestial object.

    How can you do that reliable?
    Is there a special compass or so for this purpose?
    With a normal magnetic bearing compass you can look only a few degrees upwards
    before the compassrose stalls.

    A compass with pelorus may works perhaps, but who has that, with a free sight
    around a yacht?

    So who has the solution for this?





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