Re: Celestial Navigation
Originally Posted by Jim Cate
If you are using a computer or navigational calculator for sight reduction, one can simply make a star observation, note the approximate azimuth and enter the time, altitude and azimuth into a star-finder program. This outputs the likely ID for the star, and then you carry on per usual.
My old HP-41 can do this, albeit kinda slowly, and the DOS based one (whose name I have forgotten just now) did it even better. I used this feature a lot when we were using celestial.
We're using the 2013 Almanac
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