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By K.A. Zischka

This ebook acts as a handbook for the traditional equipment of navigating by way of the celebrities, which proceed to supply the sailor or pilot with a undying technique of making a choice on location. Despite the superiority of GPS, a complete set of formulae that may be evaluated on any low-cost medical calculator within the occasion of a catastrophic software program or structures failure is a crucial failsafe. It additionally serves as a residing hyperlink to centuries of explorers from centuries past.

Beginning with the fundamentals of positional astronomy, this consultant strikes directly to the extra complicated math essential to comprehend the ephemerides, tables displaying the long run positions of the celebs and planets. These astronomical almanacs have been the satellite tv for pc navigation in their day. the target of this booklet is twofold: to supply the reader with a concise, understandable handbook on positional astronomy because it applies to astro-navigation and to provide the concise algorithms for locating the location of the solar and numerous navigational stars at any given instant.

In an international the place too many mariners and aeronauts count exclusively on expertise and are prone to sun flares, electric concerns, etc, this information could be a life-saving backup, let alone a desirable examine in its personal rights. integrated is an exact mathematical strategy to be certain your place within the air or at the sea way more quick and appropriately than through the use of the previous celestial navigational approach, without even desiring to grasp or comprehend the underlying mathematics. There is even a piece that teaches find out how to degree the azimuth of a celebrity utilizing an analog wrist watch so if a sextant will get broken, finding place remains to be possible. This e-book bargains mathematicians and adventurers the way to make sure place while the skies cross dark.

The U.S. military has lately learned that their digital navigation platforms are prone to cyberattack, and for this reason has urged the Naval Academy to start educating celestial navigation again.

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