Celestial Navigation


Celestial Navigation: A Complete Home Study Course, Second Edition  
By David Burch

This book has been used for 30 years, updated periodically as needed. More than 20,000 students have successfully learned ocean navigation from these materials and gone on to cross oceans or...

 
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Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation  
By David Burch

For the past 30 years, this book has been the authoritative source for all matters of small-boat navigation. Learn how to find and keep track of your position, adjust to changing conditions, and...

 
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GPS Backup with a Mark 3 Sextant  
By David Burch, Tobias Burch(Designer)

Our guiding principle for this booklet was to provide a means of learning and executing a position fix at sea when a vessel has run out of power and all the batteries have been consumed, so there...

 
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Hawaii by Sextant  
By David Burch, Stephen Miller, Tobias Burch(Designer)

In the spirit of early Bowditch editions, we offer navigation details of a full ocean passage as an excellent way to learn the ropes of practical celestial navigation. With your own tables...

 
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How To Use Plastic Sextants  
By David Burch, Tobias Burch(Designer)

Plastic sextants are often disparaged for lack of inherent accuracy and vulnerability to the effects of the sun, but these criticisms are typically overstated. While it is true they are not as...

 
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Stark Tables for Clearing the Lunar Distance  
By Bruce Stark

Celestial navigation is a way to find your latitude and longitude on earth using a sextant to measure the angular heights of celestial bodies above the horizon. It has been used by mariners at sea...

 
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Starpath Celestial Navigation Work Forms  
By David Burch, Tobias Burch (Designer)

Starpath work forms for sight reduction procedures in celestial navigation have been used by tens of thousands of navigators for over forty years. Designed to make the sight reduction of all...

 
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The Nautical Almanac for 1981  
By US and HM Nautical Almanac Offices, Tobias Burch(Designer)

Data in this book are no longer valid for navigation. It is preserved in print because many training programs (including USCG and US Navy ) use examples from 1981 to teach celestial navigation....

 
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The Star Finder Book, 2nd Edition  
By David Burch, Tobias Burch (Designer)

This book has remained a standard resource for celestial navigators for 30 years. It turns the popular 2102-D Star Finder into a hand-held planetarium, which will become your most important tool...

 
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