A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2019 May 14, 12:48 -0700
Goodbye, Minutes of Arc.
Here are some samples from the tables that I publish for my Modern Celestial Navigation class. It's a complete set of tools for Sun sights as well as sights for fifteen bright stars with ephemeris data included for the next dozen years. A key feature: all the work is in decimal degrees immediately after reading the sextant. That eliminates one significant learning hurdle and one common source of error in working sights.