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Old 14-04-2014, 05:39   #16
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Re: Sextant sight reduction software/app.

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I am thinking that if you must rely on electronics to use your sextant then why not just sell your sextant a buy a handful of GPSs ? Would you rather have a $600 sextant or six handheld GPS ?
Just learning to use a sextant and looking for a method to ensure my calculations are in the ballpark. I have four methods of determining my position with GPS on board already. Im expanding my horizons and my knowledge base.
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Re: Sextant sight reduction software/app.

I used "Celestial" for my iPhone/iPad to check accuracy when practicing with a sextant. By Navimatics. Also helped me find silly errors in my calculations when working through the forms.
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What is your favorite and why?
Merlin II software on a Sharp handheld computer. Makes star sights the easiest and most accurate way of fixing a position in about 4 minutes.
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Old 14-04-2014, 13:57   #19
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Here's one written in javascript

http://www.awelina.co.uk/sextant/Jav...alcs_2014.html

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