Preface Introduction Part I- Our Star: Navigation by the Sun Chapter 1- The Big Picture Chapter 2- Mirror, Mirror Chapter 3- Celestial Navigation in Theory Chapter 4- Columns of Numbers Chapter 5- Celestial Navigation in Practice Chapter 6- More Columns of Numbers Chapter 7- Plot, Counterplot Chapter 8- Noon Sight for Latitude Part II- Neighbors: Navigation by the Planets Chapter 9- Identification Chapter 10- Venus, Goddess of the Twilight Chapter 11- The Outer Planets Chapter 12- The Edge of Night Part III- The Astral Archipelago: Navigation by Stars Chapter 13- A Handful of Stars Chapter 14- The Pole Star Part IV- Luna: Navigation by the Moon Chapter 15- The Moon Afterword Index
Hewitt Schlereth is an accomplished sailor and the author of several books on navigation, including Commonsense Coastal Navigation and Latitude and Longitude by Noon Sight. He is one of the foremost American authorities on celestial navigation.
Why would anyone want to learn celestial navigation? The answer:
Because it will satisfy your soul. * Sailing *
... covers everything you need to know to become an expert celestial navigator. Schlereth's approach and style is decidedly hands-on. * Cruising World *
"Clear, concise description of the old-style (non-GPS) offshore navigation using a sextant, a chronometer, H.O. 249 tables, the Nautical Almanac and a plotting sheet--essential for the inevitable day when the electronics give out."--Wooden Boat * Wooden Boat *