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    Re: Newbie Question
    From: Glendon
    Date: 2003 Nov 29, 08:44 +1100

    I am also one of the inexperienced on this list.
    
    I have the Sparcom NAV-48 Celestial Navigation Pac for my HP-48GX. Works
    well, and tailor made formulae can be programmed into the HP.
    
    About a year ago, I bought my first Palm and I now find that I use that
    almost exclusively. I use CelestNav for nav calculations; Planetarium for
    learning the stars, planning sights and getting information on particular
    bodies; other programs such as Pilot Navigator for calculating geodesics
    (great circles) and loxodromes; and EasyCalc for programming in tailor made
    formulae.The Palm will do all of this and much, much more...ship's supplies,
    email, etc. A PPC will also do all this, in a different environment, using
    different software. (I do not want to get into that sterile argument of PPC
    vs Palm!!).
    
    I have no experience with the dedicated Nav calculators such as from
    Celesticomp, but to me they seem very expensive, and the world seems to have
    passed them by.
    
    Our archives contain a lot of discussion of calculators and software. (Hey,
    isn't this another pointer to the need for a FAQ?)
    
    Lee Martin
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "John Shea" 
    To: 
    Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 2:23 AM
    Subject: Newbie Question
    
    
    > At the risk of committing sacrilege, do any of the listees use
    > Celesticomp or similar products?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Capt. John
    > www.blueseas.com
    
    
    

       
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