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    Re: Learning celestial navigation
    From: John D. Howard
    Date: 2017 Mar 17, 12:57 -0700


    I think when someone is learing cel-nav that an artifical horizon is not the way to go.  I live in Nebraska, far from any ocean so I practice using a line I drew on my barn.  Several years ago a fella from Australia ( I think ) used the top of a fence.  Now I know that it is not as accurate as the true sea or AH but for practice it is OK.  Over the years I have learned to add 2.3' to my shot.

    When learing, stick with the sun - after a while you can use your new skills for stars, etc. but using a Davis Mark 3 with no scope - only a empty tube - stars are hard to see.

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