Celestial Navigation - Table of the Contents
Celestial Navigation at
Home How to determine our position on the Earth by observing
the celestial bodies and using simple tools available at home and some
calculation. Here we explain the theory behind, we build our astrolabe
made of cardboard and we learn how to read the ephemeris tables of
How to locate the celestial
bodies in the sky How to determine the relative position of a
celestial body (both Azimuth and Elevation) by reading the ephemeris
tables of the Sun, planets and stars; and then, how to locate these
celestial bodies in the sky by using a magnetic compass and our
astrolable. This is in some way the inverse problem stated above.
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2023-05-17 by Guest
Very well explained
I really liked the clear explanation and diagrams - the links and calculators were also excellent.[more...]