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Basic Celestial Navigation

Alternative title
Celestial Navigation Using the Air Almanac (H.O. 249)
Synopsis
Official US Navy film explaining how to navigate day or night using the horizon system, the intercept method and H.O. 249 through observation, computation and plotting. In addition the programme contains the documentary PATHFINDERS FROM THE STARS, prepared by the Dept. of Commerce and Geodetic Survey Division, which traces man’s progress in developing methods of accurate position determination on land, sea and air, from the ancient Polynesian stickchart to the development of the compass, sextant, geodemeter and satellite triangulation system..
Language
English
Country
United States
Notes
The information in this video assumes some knowledge of how to use a sextant.
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
astronomical observations; navigation skills; sailing

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL NTSC
Price
$29.95 (+p&p)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2002

Sections

Title
Pathfinders from the stars

Production Company

Name

Magic Lamp Video

Sponsor

Name

US Navy

Distributor

Name

Bennett Marine Video, USA

Email
support@bennettmarine.com
Web
http://www.bennettmarine.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 310 827 8064
Fax
+1 310 827 8074
Address
2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Top Floor
Venice
CA 90291
USA

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