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Celestial Navigation


Knowing where you are these days is about as difficult as reading a clock. So why would anyone bother with an expensive sextant that needs the support of at least two almanacs (or a celestial navigation calculator), clear skies, and a lot of practice?

Back-up of your electronic systems is one obvious answer, but there's more. Tremendous satisfaction comes from knowing and practicing celestial navigation. Taking sights is fun. At sea, it gives you a daily project. It keeps you in touch with the sky at night, and can make you a whiz at star and constellation identification. And every time you successfully reduce a round of sights, you've accomplished an intellectual riddle. It's not earth shattering, but it makes you feel good every time. And it makes you a better sailor.



Beginner's Celestial Navigation Kit
Beginner's Celestial Navigation Kit

everything you need

Sextants
Sextants

Davis, Astra,
Cassens & Plath


Celestial Navigation Books
Celestial Navigation Books

many titles

Celestial Navigation Simplified DVD
Celestial Navigation Simplified DVD

W. Buckley

StarPilot PC
StarPilot PC

celestial navigation & piloting software

Navigation Calculator
Navigation Calculator

by StarPilot PC

Davis Artificial Horizon
Davis Artificial Horizon

Weems & Plath Star Finder
Weems & Plath Star Finder

Davis Celestial Navigation Work Forms
Davis Celestial Navigation Work Forms

Navigator Celestial Navigation Software
Navigator Celestial Navigation Software

Practice Bubble Horizon
Practice Bubble Horizon

Dead Reckoning Plotting Sheet Pad
Dead Reckoning Plotting Sheet Pad


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