THE READER'S LOG

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Abstract: The United States Coast and Geodetic Survey occasionally uses a simple formula for the determination of the azimuth angle of Polaris. This formula assumes that the small right triangle, consisting of the polar distance of Polaris is the hypotenuse, the perpendicular from Polaris to the meridian as one leg, and the arc of the meridian as the other leg, is a plane triangle, with the angle, t, at the pole as the base angle opposite the right angle at the foot of the perpendicular.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 3
Pages: 154 - 154
Cite this article: -,, "THE READER'S LOG", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1956, pp. 154-154.
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