Title: SIMPLIFIED STAR PLOTTING
Author(s): Commander H. W. Dusinberre
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 9
Pages: 336 - 338
Cite this article: Dusinberre, Commander H. W., "SIMPLIFIED STAR PLOTTING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 9, 1953, pp. 336-338.
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Abstract: As navigator of an aircraft carrier, operating off Tarawa during World War II, I found it highly desirable to get-a navigational fix prior to the take-off of the early planes. Speed of conversion from sight to fix was essential as the stars were observed at 0620 and take-off was approximately 0630. The navigational fix was used to confirm the navigational data already given to the aircraft pilots in their briefing. A new method of handling star sights was developed in the stress of that situation, and is described herein. It has had some refinements and improvements since then, and its application has been extended to provide the high-speed fixes required for observations taken in high-speed aircraft. required for observations taken in high-speed aircraft.