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    Re: Navigation "simplified". was: Buckley the Navigator
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2008 Mar 5, 20:18 -0800

    > "Finding Your Position"
    
    Which, of course, tends to prove my earlier point about his other
    "tutelage" on celnav lacking in substance (at least in my opinion). And
    only someone like Buckley would take us on a roundabout detour of 8
    introductory paragraphs before finally getting on with the main
    topic...  ;-)
    
    I could also nitpick several other areas of his article (which by my
    reading is only a gloss-over of celnav techniques at best) - the
    suggestion H.O. 249 is only used with the Air Almanac vs. the Nautical
    Almanac(?), the term Hs is introduced but never really defined (except
    maybe peripherally from the context), etc. etc.
    
    And just like the video, lots of pompous (and extraneous) verbiage but
    not a whole lot of useful information - especially for a beginner, as
    this article purports to be written for. As someone who's familiar with
    various celnav techniques the article made sense to me (though it could
    have been written with a LOT simpler language), but I'd never consider
    using this as a reference for a beginner-level class.
    
    --
    GregR
    
    
    
    --- Peter Fogg  wrote:
    
    > Here is a link:
    > http://cumulus.hillsdale.edu:8080/buckley/Standard/search/field.html
    > from which Buckley's
    > "Finding Your Position" subtitled
    > "From sun sight to plotting board, here is a system of celestial
    > navigation
    > that brings even math-class dropouts home to port"
    > can be accessed, in PDF format.
    >
    > >
    >
    
    
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