Celestial Navigation II: Spending the Day with the Sun
Once you've mastered the noon sight, it is time to spend a day with the sun, taking sextant sights throughout the day and advancing your position on the chart. This course will take students beyond the noon sight and teach them how to find a position by taking sextant sights at different times during the day. Students will delve further into the Nautical Almanac and will be introduced to the Sight Reduction Tables. Participants should either have taken Celestial Navigation I or be comfortable with taking and working out a noon sight for latitude and longitude.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- 2018 Nautical Almanac
- scratch paper
- Volume 4, Pub. No. 229 of the Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.