ADVANCING CELESTIAL CIRCLES OF POSITION

Thomas R. Metcalf

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Abstract: This paper presents rigorous equations, useful with computer reduction of celestial sights, which correct the Greenwich Hour Angle and declination of a celestial body for the motion of a vessel. Advancing a circle of position in this way maintains the relationship between the geographical position of the body and the vessel, and hence is the best method for advancing an observation.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 38, Number 3
Pages: 285 - 288
Cite this article: Metcalf, Thomas R., "ADVANCING CELESTIAL CIRCLES OF POSITION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall 1991, pp. 285-288.
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