Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Pole Star (was: First Point of Aries)
    From: Richard Edwards
    Date: 1998 Jan 05, 2:35 PM

    On Jan 2, 10:09pm, Chuck Taylor wrote:
    > Subject: Re: [Nml] Pole Star (was: First Point of Aries)
    > > On Jan 2, 12:28pm, Chuck Taylor wrote:
    >
    >
    > Bowditch (V.1, 1985) says that "By Columbus' time some navigators were
    > using Polaris to determine latitude...",  and later, "The north
    > celestial pole is moving closer to Polaris, which it will pass a a
    > distance of approximately 28' about the year 2102. Following this, the
    > polar distance will increase, and eventually other stars, in their turn,
    > will become the Pole Star."
    >
    >
    >-- End of excerpt from Chuck Taylor
    
    Interesting, I wonder if the various ages of exploration correspond to periods
    when there was a distinct pole star.
    
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=
    =-=  TO UNSUBSCRIBE, send this message to majordomo{at}ronin.com:     =-=
    =-=      unsubscribe navigation                                         =-=
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site