Horace R. BYERS

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The use of celestial bodies for checking the accuracy of a compass is a well known procedure. Given the position of a ship and an appropriate celestial object, it is a simple matter to compare an observed azimuth with a computed azimuth, and thus determine the compass error. Mathematically, it should be feasible to manipulate this procedure to obtain an index of the ship’s position, given an accurate compass, a celestial body’s position, and its computed and observed azimuths.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 5
Pages: 129 - 130
Cite this article: BYERS, Horace R., "A LINE OF POSITION BY OBSERVED AZIMUTH", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 5, 1950, pp. 129-130.
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