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Re: Celestial Nevigation - Book recommendations sought

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Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
Ok, all discussion of why you would want to learn it, or how much use it is in 2012, aside.........

I did actually at a point in my life in a moment of lunacy and romanticism learn Celestial Navigation. When I asked around the book that most of those in the know recommended was celestial navigation for Yachtsman by Mary Blewitt.

It certainly proved very helpful. Other books I read were either too detailed in ways unnecessary for what is required or just difficult to follow. This book I found was the most concise easy to follow guide.

Hey if I can learn Celestial Navigation from this book then anyone can
When I learned Celestial, I also learned from Mary Blewitt's book. Little theory but good on essential methodology. Theory and refinements came later from a number of other texts. Most folks are really only interested in being able to lay down LOP's and take noon Lat's so Blewitt's book is quite good.

FWIW...
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