Astro navigation is a fascinating subject and with the right teaching aid quite straight forward to understand and use. ‘Astro Navigation from Home’ is a new innovative approach designed to teach the whole sight reduction process from planning right through to plotting your position fix. Having selected your heavenly bodies, sights are taken using one of the two recommended planetarium apps which act as a sextant simulator. The book then guides you through the chosen position method of obtaining your fix from those sights.
Although the book has plenty of worked examples, using the app greatly enhances the learning process and allows you to set up your own scenarios to gain and update your knowledge in your own home and in your own time.
All the necessary almanacs and tables are freely available and websites for their download are listed including the book’s accompanying website: astronavfromhome.co.uk, where additional worked examples, related articles of interest and explanatory videos are posted on a regular basis.
This book is an ideal companion to sailing school and academy astro navigation courses as well as a standalone self-teaching aid.
Visit Andrew's website at astronavfromhome.co.uk