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Re: Near-pole CN? Transverse Mercator?
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2019 Oct 3, 14:35 -0400
May I recommend Naval Arctic Operations Handbook, parts 1 and 2. 1949. Part 2 includes an extraordinary map of the Arctic.
All aspects of arctic operations, to include navigation, is covered. Grid navigation is covered. I have been looking for years for HO 230 Goetz; High Latitude Celestial Navigation Tables; 1945; but have yet to encounter one. Years ago, I discovered only 400 copies were made. I continue to hope, but it is a fading one.
The two volumes come up from time to time on ebay, usually only one volume or the other. Good luck! At least you won't be competing with me, I have my copies
Thanks for all the replies!
I know the "Pole is AP" trick, but it works only in vicinity (~2° as the books say) of a pole.
What do I do at, say 75° Lat? Or at 80°?
I found this page and it is a good insight (on the topic of the Grid Navigation) but too much about gyrocompasses. I need similar (beginner's) material with more attention to sights and reductions.
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