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    New Year's resolutions
    From: Jackson McDonald
    Date: 2019 Jan 18, 14:40 -0800

    Now is traditionally the time for New Year’s resolutions.

    I have three for 2019 relating to celestial navigation:

    1.  Finish reading the American Practical Navigator (Bowditch), 1966 edition, which is, I understand, the last edition to give pride of place to celestial navigation.  It also contains much, much more. 

    2.   Achieve a better understanding of spherical trigonometry.

    3.  Take stock of the sextants and octants I have acquired over the years; remove them from the closet; tune them up (just a light cleaning; not a full restoration); and, after ensuring that the filters are adequate, take enough sights with each of them to make some comparisons.  I even have an old sextant that was turned into a lamp.  This sad relic appears to be complete.  I’d like to make it live again. 

    What are your navigational resolutions for 2019?

       
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