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2020-2021 Catalog
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NAUT225 - Celestial Navigation


Credits: 4

This required course offers an introduction to the study of celestial bodies, their locations and apparent motion relative to an observer on Earth, their ephemera elements of the celestial sphere, concepts and use of time including predications of celestial phenomena. The course will encompass celestial theory derived from qualitative and quantitative analysis of the combined coordinate systems for reductions to celestial lines of positions. Celestial observations will be used to determine compass error. Studies will also involve practical application through use of the sextant, azimuth ring, alidade and other standard shipboard equipment and publications. This course is required of all Deck Midshipmen and is offered in the Second Term of Third Class Year for B-split sea training assignees and First Term of Second Class Year for A-split sea year training assignees.

3 class hours a week
2 laboratory hours a week



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