This is the second of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation
program for the recreational boater. It introduces the navigator to
route planning for going offshore, may the voyage be long or short.
While overshadowed by the new electronic systems, the art and science of
celestial navigation is still a valuable asset to the offshore boaters.
This course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge and
practical skills of celestial navigation. It involves the use of a
sextant for taking sights on the sun, planets, moon, and stars.
This course is offered in an approximate 12 week format.
Table of Contents
Reduction and Plotting of Celestial Sights
Sight Reduction NASR