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Old 29-12-2009, 06:31   #1
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In the process of teaching myself the black art of the sextant, are there any websites that will give individual daily pages for 2010, I would like to get some practical experience without buying the complete astronomical almanac
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Old 29-12-2009, 06:35   #2
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There's lots of sites..

Try the US NGA site, it's also got "A Marine Navigation Calculator function is also available on the Website, which performs many of the navigational computations derived from data found within this publication's tables."
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Celestial Navigation Data for Assumed Position and Time

Also, check out Celestial Navigation Net

Tons of info available there.

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Old 29-12-2009, 07:18   #4
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Thanks for the links guys, I already have sight reduction tables and btrayfors, thats a cool programme for AP and time calcs, I was actually looking for the daily pages from the almanac, I know the paper version gives 3 full days on a page
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This may help..

"The Online Nautical Almanac"
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Great link, thanks Island Hopper that is exactly what I am looking for
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Well, if you'd like to check the results of you black-art practices, try this little thing:
Astronavigation - Simple celestial navigation program
It doesn't look pretty, and it may look complicated, but it's not, just keep [Enter] pressed for a second or so as it starts, then just change a couple of values.
It's small and free, thing is, it's for DOS, so if your OS doesn't support it, you'll need a little emulator like DosBox, which works just fine in win and linux.
In my opinion, usability-wise, it beats all the prettier win-based programs I tried, get used to it in a minute, and it's really quick-and dirty, which at sea can be a great advantage

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