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    Re: Onboard electronic almananc
    From: Gennaro Sammarco
    Date: 2002 Mar 31, 12:19 +0200

    Here are some urls where I found an almanac, for the same reason of having
    it on board on the pc:
    http://pollux.nss.nima.mil/pubs/  here you can find many publications
    available for download also
    http://www.geocities.com/andresruizgonzalez/  here you can find also a free
    software, very well done, for astro navigation
    http://www.tecepe.com.br/scripts/AlmanacPagesISAPI.isa you choose the day
    and it gives you the pages for sun, moon, planets and stars valid for 3
    days. Only problem you must be connected to internet.
    If you have a Palm, go to www.palmgear.com and you'll find a program that
    will give you even your position putting in the sights, it's free for 30
    days, then you have to buy it and its cost is around 49 usd.
    Fair winds
    Gennaro Sammarco
    At 16.24 31/03/2002 +1000, you wrote:
    >Vic Fraenkel wrote: 'would like to have an nautical almanac in my
    >computer on my sailboat.'
    >A number of the small (size of a scientific calculator - on which they
    >are based) machines designed to take the drudgery out of celestial
    >navigation also contain an almanac good for many years (like about 200!
    >Guess they figure that's all we're likely to need).
    >Otherwise, there used to be ads in early editions of 'Ocean Navigator'
    >for almanacs on disk designed for the old DOS (operating system). You
    >never know, having written yours there may be an opportunity there to
    >publish it as a CD - but then again, maybe someone else knows that this
    >already exists.

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