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    Re: Navigator Light software
    From: Joe Shields
    Date: 2002 Dec 16, 10:46 -0500

    I have the registered version of Navigator (for windows) (see:
    http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/) and think it is fantastic.  It has all the
    nav. stars, planets, moon, sun (of course) and can generate printed pages
    that look just like the nautical almanac as well as be used for interactive
    celestial reduction sight work.  There is a module for loading charts (
    there is a growing library of charts or you can make your own [and add it to
    the library]) and saving sights, and even hooking up a GPS to your computer
    and superimposing your boat's position on the chart.  For $25(US), it's a
    great tool.  It has a star chart that can be animated for any increment + or
    -.  I've used it to interactively determine the time of sunrise/sunset for
    my lat/long.  Hovering over any object gives you it's az/ht for taht
    particular time.  I still force myself to practice reducing my sights using
    HO 211 (using Bayless' book) but it's nice to quickly check my work using
    By the way, I'm moving from a Flying Scot (19' centerboard) to a South Coast
    23' (an Alberg design) so (hopefully) am getting closer to my bluewater
    -- Joe Shields
    SC23 #56 /Astra IIIb
    PS: anybody ever do any bluewater cruising in a 22'-23' full keel boat?

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