CELESTIAL COURSE

In this Celestial Course, start by exploring the La Rochelle page, which will walk you through practical observations of the sun using a sextant.

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position triangle

Indeed, after completing these observations on your worksheet, you will be directed to an interactive worksheet.

Finally, The purpose of completing these worksheets is to determine your line of position (LOP), which is the main focus of this website.

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Sea birds departure. Author image: Remy Swaab

CELESTIAL COURSE:

Presenting the eight exercises in the celestial navigation course.

1 exercise : LA ROCHELLE FREE

Before making a purchase, make sure to thoroughly master the “La Rochelle free exercise”.

2 exercise : MADAGASCAR/

3 exercise : PERTH/

4 exercise : SAN FRANCISCO/

5 exercise : GALAPAGOS/

6 exercise : TOKYO/

7 exercise : POINTE-A-PITRE/

8 exercise : ROTTERDAM/

EXERCISE/WORKSHEET:

BLANK WORKSHEETS PDF for manuel completing

The symbols and abbreviations used in my worksheet.


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Additional courses:

Concerning the time interval between two Lines of Position (LOPs), the process of transferring a LOP, and understanding the uncertainty area associated with a LOP

Sun’s LOP running fix and the uncertainty zone.

Day planning with the two sun LOP’s

Also, using the local apparent noon sight latitude with the sun is a widely adopted technique in maritime navigation.

As a result, it offers a straightforward and swift approach for determining latitude.

Local apparent noon sight latitude

Calculate Local Apparent Noon Time

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Birds at the beach. Floride. Author image InvadingInvader

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The Importance of Persistence and Effort in Achieving Progress

Overall, it’s essential to set realistic expectations and understand that working through the worksheet will take effort and time on your part.

However, with dedication and persistence, you will eventually see progress.

It’s natural to want to see results quickly, but it’s important to remember that any significant change takes time.

Stay committed

Hence, the key is to stay committed and make a conscious effort to work towards completing the exercises every day.

It may seem daunting at first, but remember that every small step you take will lead you closer to achieving your goals.

In summary, remember that progress takes time, effort, and dedication.