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Re: Celestial Nevigation - Book recommendations sought
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.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."