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    Re: Status of Celestial Nav in 2015
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Mar 5, 00:54 +0000
    Remember that this started as a discussion of why one would use celestial in 2015.   Emergency navigation was given as one possibility.   I rather suspect that in the two examples given by Greg the explorer was using celestial as a primary means.   That begs the question of "why?"


    From: Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com>
    To: luabel@ymail.com
    Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:46 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Status of Celestial Nav in 2015

    Alex,
    Sam Willis used celestial navigation on his trip down the Grand Canyon last summer. See link to BBC show that has Sam making observations using an artificial horizon.
    Geoffrey Kolbe posted several years back on his North African desert celestial navigation using a bubble octant. 
    Greg Rudzinski
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2015 Mar 4, 22:00 +0000


     
    Greg,
    you wrote:
    
    > I would add remote wilderness travelers to the list of those that might find 
    celestial navigation a useful back-up to GPS.
    > A plastic sextant such as the Davis MK 3 wouldn't add much weight to the pack.
    
    You would add this to the the question or this is a part of an answer?
    
    Do you know any people traveling in remote wilderness (on land) who are
    using Cel nav, or carry sextants, almanacs, etc.?
    
    I have never heard of such people in modern times.
    
    Alex.


       
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