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    Re: Navigation tables
    From: Renee Mattie
    Date: 2007 Aug 15, 10:59 -0400

    I would think it would be quite easy to get you some logarithmic tables.
    One option, of course, is to copy (double-sided) the important tables from
    one of your copies of Norie's and use the copy instead of the original.  You
    could do this at your local library or at a nearby office supply store or
    Kinko's.  Since you haven't done this already, there must be something I
    don't understand about what you want to do.
    There are several sources of logarithmic tables available online.  I
    understand how difficult it is to get the good stuff online if you are using
    a dialup connection.
    Are any of thes what you want? Do you need help getting PDFs of any of
    Of course, if you decide to print, say, 72 pages or so of any of these on
    your home printer, you will probably not enjoy the experience.
    "Four-place logarithmic tables: together with a Table of Natural Sines,
    Cosines, Tangents" by Webster Wells, 1900, for example
    http://books.google.com/books?id=AhQAAAAAYAAJ&dq=logarithmic+tables --
    download PDF 1.1 Mb. 23 pages
    Here's one that might be even better:  have a look at the text version of
    the table of contents:
    72 pages 5.2 Mb pdf
    I have also found, online, an 1807 edition of The new practical navigator
    (42 Mb -- I think you'd need someone to mail you a CD for this one!)
    And here's one called Tables of the moon; constructed for the use of the
    American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac
    (http://www.archive.org/details/tablesofmooncons00peiruoft).  Again, you'd
    need help getting a copy of this one.
    It's from 1865, and has the following tables.
    TABLES la., 16., and Ic. are Tables of Astronomical Dates in mean solar days
    from the beginning of the Julian Period, from which the date of any event
    can be reduced
    to days and decimals of a day when it is originally given in the usual form
    with reference
    to the Christian Era.
    Tables Ila. and 116. contain the values of the mean longitude, the negative
    of the
    longitude of the node, and all the arguments for the mean Washington noon of
    thousandth day from 2300000 to 2500000.
    Tables Ilia, and III6. contain the motions of the mean longitude, and of the
    gitude of the node for every interval of days and fractions of a day less
    than 1000 days,
    and the first ten multiples of all the periods.
    Table IV. contains the constants by which the mean longitude, and the
    longitude of
    the node, and the various arguments, can be reduced, from the interval from
    2400000 to
    2500000 days to any previous time after the commencement of the Julian
    Tables Va. and V6. contain the corrections of the various arguments for
    HANSEN'S term
    of long period in the action of Venus.
    Tables VI. to LXXXII. inclusive contain the different equations of the
    moon's lon-
    Tables VI". to XXXVII". inclusive contain the second differences for a
    quarter of a
    day of the moon's longitude.
    Tables VI. IV - to XVI. IT inclusive contain the fourth differences for a
    quarter of a day
    of the moon's longitude.
    Tables LXXXIII. to CIX. inclusive contain the terms of the moon's latitude.
    Tables CX. to CXXVII. inclusive contain the terms of the moon's horizontal
    Table CXXVIII. contains the table for the moon's semidiameter.
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf
    Of halboth halboth-at-juno.com |Renee Mattie on NavList|
    Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 12:14 PM
    To: .....................
    Subject: [NavList 3101] Navigation tables
        Hi all,
        I have been, for somewhat over 60 years now, been using a 1904
    Edition of Norie's Tables for Lunar Distance calculations and general
    navigation purposes. This edition includes all necessary tables for clearing
    the distance, including six place logarithmic tables to seconds of arc for
    small angles, as well as the usual trig functions, haversine functions, and
    all necessary altitude corrections for the Moon and Planets, both for true
    and apparent - features which are not included in later editions.
        My problem is that I would like to replace these tables, which are
    becoming dilapidated by age and wear associated usage, with something
    equally comprehensive and handy, including possibly on disc. I have several
    copies of Norie's Epitome, which include most of these tables, but do not
    wish to expose these pubs to the wear and tear of frequent look-ups, as they
    have been completely refurbished and rebound.
        Does anyone out there have any suggestions. I have just about
    exhausted my internet capabilities, which are limited to dial up at present,
    but which otherwise have produced no concrete results as respects
    logarithmic tables of any type. It does seem rather strange, to me at least,
    that nobody has put tables such as this on disk or that no reprints have
    been produced. I am also somewhat leery of the older available downloads, as
    the tables included therein frequently contained rather subtle errors which
    were not readily apparent at the time of printing.
        Thanks in advance for any interest and help.
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