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There is a good book on Celestial navigation called The Complete On-Board Celestial Navigator, which is a pretty good teaching book as well as has the tables required for 2003-2007. You can read more about it here. I would also pick up the Sextant Handbook, which you can see here. It is good for calibrating and checking your sextant.

I hope that helps.

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