PRINTING OF ASTRONOMICAL AND SIGHT REDUCTION TABLES

R. L. Duncombe and R. F. Haupt

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Abstract: The Nautical Almanac Office of the U.S. Naval Observatory has a long history of experience in the production and publishing of astronomical and sight reduction tables for marine and air navigation. The publishing of such tables demands exactness and legibility, expert personnel and efficiency of production. Computational accuracy and legibility are vitally important in the almanacs since an error or a mis-read figure could lead to loss of vessels or aircraft. Efforts to meet these requirements have led to Nautical Almanac Office development of new equipment and the use of new techniques in the melding of computional and priting art.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 12, Number 2
Pages: 132 - 135
Cite this article: Duncombe, R. L., Haupt, R. F., "PRINTING OF ASTRONOMICAL AND SIGHT REDUCTION TABLES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 1965, pp. 132-135.
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