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    Re: Questions about Celestial Navigation
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2018 Sep 11, 14:48 -0400

    8. Do you know of any techniques that were developed from the Polynesians?
    9. How much to you know about Polynesian celestial navigation?

    Most of what little I know was gleaned from an exhibit at the Hawaii Maritime Museum.  The one particular technique that has stuck with me is the concept of  associating 'zenith stars' with certain islands.  A star whose declination matches the latitude of an island will appear appear directly overhead when it reaches its zenith each night.

    Don Seltzer

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