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Off Shore Marine Navigation - Boating 6 and 7

Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - ONLINE

Suggested Prerequisite None

Details The course material is available online 24/7.

This online seminar can be started as soon as you receive the link or by going to the course calendar drop down on the main web page and selecting Moodle Login. The Seminar is designed to be done in o... Read morene sitting of about 90 minuets.  Before electronic navigation aids like GPS and electronic chartplotters came along, coastal sailors plotted fixes by using natural and man-made references, such as lighthouses, buoys, church steeples, radio/TV towers, and so on, that were plotted in their exact locations on paper navigation charts. They did this by taking quick-succession bearings on two or more of these objects,  thus producing lines of position (LOPs) that crossed each other at some point. When these LOPs were plotted on the paper chart, the sailor could see the fix, indicating the boat’s position. This process is called getting a terrestrial fix.  However, if the sailor is in the middle of an ocean, there are no lighthouses or church steeples. There is a solution however, and as the Friendly Giant used to say, “Look up … way up,” and there are all those heavenly bodies, “lighthouses in the sky.”Read less

Start Date: Dec 31st, 2022

Start Time: 12:00 AM

Contact: Eric Phinney
(506) 643-0799


Class Status: 41 Seats remaining

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This is an online Seminar that you can view at any time. Do not pay any attention to the start or finish date they don't mean anything. Simply purchase and watch. If you want more information on... Read more this subject consider taking B 6 and B7Read less

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Seminar - Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell - Online

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