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    Re: Why do we ocean navigators defer to 249 when 229 is better?
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2014 Sep 2, 08:55 -0700

    Pub 249 is designed for the bubble octant aboard an aircraft and rounds Hc to the minute and Z to the degree. Pub 229 is designed for the marine sextant aboard a ship where there is ample room for the 6 volumes.

    There are many ways to perform sight reduction so I think it is only fair to compare methods by catagory.

    Inspection Tables (214,229,249)

    Short Tables (208,211, Weems, Trig Log)

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    Dividing methods into groups using DR assumed position or an assumed position of convenience might also be done.

     

       
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