Commander Alton B. Moody

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Abstract: In speaking of the moon as an object for observation by the navigator, the 1943 edition of the America Practical Navigator (Bowditch) states, "Owing to its nearness to the earth and the rapidity with which it changes right ascension and declination, the various corrections entailed render observations somewhat longer to work out and more liable to error than for other bodies. The navigator will usually pass the moon by if other celestial bodies aye available."
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 2
Pages: 95 - 101
Cite this article: Moody, Commander Alton B., "USE OF SATELLITES FOR NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1958, pp. 95-101.
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