A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2020 Apr 19, 15:11 -0700
He had a substantial impact on celestial navigation in the first half of the twentieth century which has been largely forgotten.
Maybe the fact that he was from South America rather than the US or the UK had someting to do with him being forgotten. I had heard of his tables but knew little else about him. It had not occured to me that Brazil had a navy (-;
Hughes' (LJ Comrie?) contains the following:
"...in the course of proof reading, comparisons with published tables (Aquino, Dreisonstok, Gingrich, Ogura, Pinto, Smart and Shearme, and Weems) showed that none of them, with the exception of Aquino, were reliable."
I do not know what is meant by "reliable".
There is then further praise for Aquino and a negative comment about Ageton.