A SURVEY OF THE EFFORTS TO DETERMINE LONGITUDE AT SEA, 1660-1760. PART 11: THE USE OF CELESTIAL BODIES

Seymour L. Chapin

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Abstract: The first article of this series set forth the attempts to determine longitude at sea by means of the variation of the magnetic compass and concluded that while the difficulties attendant upon the use of this terrestrial phenomena were increasing, those affecting the use of celestial phenomena were being overcome.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 7
Pages: 242 - 249
Cite this article: Chapin, Seymour L., "A SURVEY OF THE EFFORTS TO DETERMINE LONGITUDE AT SEA, 1660-1760. PART 11: THE USE OF CELESTIAL BODIES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 7, 1953, pp. 242-249.
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