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    Re: First sight reduction tables
    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2014 Jun 13, 00:02 -0700

    You can read about the history of modern sight reduction tables here:

    Cotter, Charles H., Studies in Maritime History. Vol. 1: A History of Nautical Astronomical Tables, London 1977 (unfortunatel<y only in microform)

    Anderson, E.W. and D.H. Sadler, The Genesis of the E.A.N.T.s., in: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol.   6 (1953), 333 - 357.

    Inspection tables are also treated in:

    Williams, J.E.D., Air Navigation Systems. Chapter 1: Astronomical Navigation in the Air 1919 - 1969. Part 1 - Sight Reduction, in: Journal of Navigation, Vol. 41 (1988), 375 - 406.

    About the precursors:

    Cotter, Charles H., The development of Nautical Astronomical Inspection Tables in the period from 1770 to 1919, in: Vistas in Astronomy, Vol. 20, Part 1 (1976), 245 - 247.

    Wolfgang

       
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