Celestial Navigation, Elementary Astronomy, Piloting
by Arturo Chiesa, Raffaele Chiesa
Publisher: Sky and Sea Software 2010
The book embodies three parts: Celestial Navigation, Elementary Astronomy and Piloting. The outstanding feature of the book is a new method to immediately obtain a fix vessel position by entering the sequences h-t of the sextant altitudes and chronometer time readings of at least two celestial bodies in a programmed computer.
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