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Celestial Navigation : Celestial Navigation - Tom Cunliffe

Celestial Navigation

Celestial Navigation

Paperback Published: 13th August 2010
ISBN: 9780470666333
Number Of Pages: 80

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<p>Guiding a craft using one of the oldest of the mariner's</p> <p>arts-celestial navigation <p>As romantic&ndash;sounding as sailing to Tahiti did centuries ago, using the sun, moon, planets, and stars to guide one's boat on the seas is enjoying a comeback. For those who do not wish to be caught short when modern technology fails on board, knowing how to chart a path with the aid of a sextant is an essential navigating skill. In <i>Celestial Navigation</i>, veteran yachtsman, Tom Cunliffe, reveals how any boat owner can master this seafaring technique, without complex mathematics, using his simplified approach. Readers begin with a sound foundation of basic concepts and definitions, before moving on to the hardware-the sextant and how to use it. Within a few pages, you'll be working out your latitude from a noon sight, and learning how to plot a position from observing the sun, planets, moon or stars-or wherever you may be on the world's oceans. <ul> <li>Helps readers prepare for the RYA Yachtsmaster Ocean Exam, which includes celestial navigation as a requirement </li> <li>Includes clear diagrams and worked examples to help guide the novice navigator</li> <li>New edition has downloadable material, a new chapter on electronic navigation as well as the bonus feature of online video demonstrations </li> </ul> <p> Whether setting out to sea on a short or long journey, <i>Celestial Navigation</i> is an essential guide to using the sun, moon, planets, and stars as your guideposts home.

' Tom's warm and humorous writing style makes the book easy to digest, while still explaining the subject in detail.' (Yachting Monthly, November 2010). "He writes with the authority of a man who knows that his methods work in the most testing of all examination rooms, a small boat sailing on the open ocean." (Bill Anderson, Formerly RYA Training Manager)

Introduction.

1 The Earth and the Heavens.

2 The Sextant.

3 The Noon Sight for Latitude.

4 Time.

5 Position Lines and Plotting.

6 Sun Sights.

7 The Planets.

8 The Moon.

9 The Stars.

10 Polaris - the Pole Star.

11 Compass Checking on the Ocean.

12 The Shortest Way.

ISBN: 9780470666333
ISBN-10: 0470666331
Series: Celestial Navigation
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 13th August 2010
Publisher: FERNHURST BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.5  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 3