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Celestial Navigation at Night w/Air Almanac


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This DVD is a compilation of official USN training footage, previously unavailable in any other format but 16mm film, ordered from the U.S. Government's Film Archive. It prepares one to perform Celestial Navigation at night, using the moon, planets and navigational stars.
Chapters Include:
Part 1: THEORY
Basic concepts, refresher on Latitude, Longitude, GHA, LHA, Geographical Position, Zenith Distance
Using a sextant to measure altitude of a celestial body. Includes discussion of how the Air Almanac can be used to find the relative position of celestial bodies with respect to your own vessel, + Introduction to the Celestial Line of Position
Easy-to-understand demonstration of what the Celestial Triangle is, and necessary information to solve it by using the Air Almanac
Using concepts from the first 3 Parts, and a complete example of solving the celestial triangle through the 3 stages of Observation, Computation and Plotting.

Extra: as an added bonus, also included in this 2-hour program is "Pathfinders from the Stars," a feature film from the Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey Division, that presents a history of Navigation

This program, as well as two others in the series, "Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot" and "Celestial Navigation: Sextant Use & the Sun Noon Shot" are produced by Magic Lamp Productions and feature skipper Gene Grossman.
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  • Actors: Gene Grossman
  • Directors: Gene Grossman
  • Writers: Unites States Coast Navy
  • Producers: Gene Grossman
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Magic Lamp Productions
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2010
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B003RWSC76
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,706 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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