A comprehensive book explaining the use of the 2102D star finder, and the many applications it offers in planning navigation. Its numerous examples and diagrams make it a most definitive treatment. In addition to a description of the star finder and its basic use, the book covers: brightness and color of stars, planet identification, choosing optimum star-moon-planet combinations, choosing time between sunlines and running fixes, and emergency steering. This book is an indispensable companion to the star finder itself.
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Also from David Burch:
Celestial Navigation - A Complete Home Study Course
Radar For Mariners
Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation
The Barometer Handbook
How to use Plastic Sextants - with application to metal sextants and a review of sextant piloting
David Burch, PhD, FRIN, is the Director of Starpath School of Navigation, which after 26,000 classroom students since 1979 switched to all online training in 2008. He is the author of 13 books and hundreds of magazine articles. He received the Institute of Navigation's Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator. He is Fellow of the US Institute of Navigation as well as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. He has extensive ocean sailing experience covering much of the globe, and once held an elapsed time record for the Victoria to Maui Yacht Race that lasted for 16 years. On the academic side, he is a past Fulbright Scholar with a PHD in physics.
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