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By K.A. Zischka

This e-book acts as a handbook for the traditional tools of navigating by way of the celebrities, which proceed to supply the sailor or pilot with a undying technique of deciding upon location. Despite the superiority of GPS, a accomplished set of formulae that may be evaluated on any reasonably cheap clinical calculator within the occasion of a catastrophic software program or platforms 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 advisor strikes directly to the extra advanced 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 ebook 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 placement of the solar and diverse navigational stars at any given instant.

In a global the place too many mariners and aeronauts count completely on expertise and are at risk of sun flares, electric concerns, etc, this information could be a life-saving backup, let alone a desirable examine in its personal rights. incorporated is an exact mathematical strategy to be certain your place within the air or at the sea way more speedy and appropriately than by utilizing the outdated celestial navigational procedure, without even wanting to understand or comprehend the underlying mathematics. There is even a bit that teaches find out how to degree the azimuth of a celeb 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 how to ensure place while the skies cross dark.

The U.S. military has lately discovered that their digital navigation platforms are at risk of cyberattack, and for this reason has suggested the Naval Academy to start educating celestial navigation again.

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