The manual provides a section explaining the principles of navigation and a section on practical aspects of navigation. The first section includes information on: the solar system; earth's motion; the moon's motion; the stars; time; the celestial sphere; and instruments and sextant angles. The second section includes information on: latitude by meridian altitude, azimuth and amplitude; ex-meridian altitudes; the Pole Star; the Celestial Position Lines; three methods of sight reduction; and fixing position. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fisheries and Marine Technology Sea Grant report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Marine Advisory Service
    Kingston, RI  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Motte, G A
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Marine Bull-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM