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Old 24-08-2016, 08:49   #1
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Handy Celestial Navigation app for Android

Just came across a very handy Celestial Navigation app for Android mobiles or tablets. All we need now is an electronic pair of binoculars for height measurements.

Would appreciate feed-back from boaters who have used it in practice.

The app is downloadable from Google Play at a small fee.


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Old 24-08-2016, 09:44   #2
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Re: Handy Celestial Navigation app for Android

Having passed my celestial navigator exam 30 years ago I must say one should know how to use the sextant, sight reduction tables, nautical almanac and a bit of math before relying on electronic phone apps for any navigation. But I do admit having tried a few night sky apps to identify stars. and planets.
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Old 24-08-2016, 10:59   #3
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Re: Handy Celestial Navigation app for Android

I have one celestial app but cannot recall the name. It gives correct almanac data and calculates the intercepts correctly too (tested).

Nice check-up for manual calculations.

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