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DUI 311E - Celestial Navigation

Course Objectives

1. To introduce celestial bodies.
2. To teach usage of astronomic publications/books.
3. To teach determining the ship’s position by using celestial bodies.

Course Description

Solar system. Celestial Coordinate System. Definitions. Horizontal Coordinate System. Time, twilight and determination of rise and set of celestial bodies. Astronomical Triangle. Zenithdistance, intercept and line of position (LOP). Usage of Almanac, NP 401 and HO 229. HO2102, sextant, determine and calculation of the height of celestial bodies.Determination of fixand position whilst upper and lower meridian passage of celestial bodies. Polaris. SIA anddetermination of compass error. Determination of Great Circle Navigation by NP 401.

Course Coordinator
Orhan Gönel
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