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    Re: Sight Reduction Formula Question
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Jan 8, 16:11 -0500

    George wrote:
    > I'm not familiar with Howell's text...
    
    Susan P. Howell authored. "Practical Celestial Navigation" in 1979. Her bio
    states her degree had "...a math and astronomy background."  She worked at
    Mystic Seaport and I am of the belief Frank knew her. Unfortunately she died
    in the sudden sinking of the British barque "Marques" during a squall in
    1984 while serving as the Education Officer.  At that time she was Chairman
    of the Sail Training and Education Committee of the American Sail Training
    Association.
    
    While it has had minor revisions after the changes in the Nautical Almanac
    format, at times it does create confusion for me, and does not generally
    offer proofs for the equations.  But given some shortcomings, a good
    beginner's text for cel nav and sailings.  Add a measure of Dutton's and a
    good bit of Bowditch for the background of tables etc. and I think a
    beginner can make good progress, especially with the guidance of the list.
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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