Bibliography:

 

Texts:

Telescopes and Techniques: An Introduction to Practical Astronomy

By C.R. Kitchin

ref pages: 59-77, 80-81, 83

 

Eye Witness Handbooks: Stars and Planets:

The visual guide to the night sky viewed from around the world

By Ian Ridpath

ref pages: 16-21

 

Astronomy Through the Ages: The story of the human attempt to understand the universe.

By Robert Wilson

 

Longitude:

The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

By Dava Sobel

ref page: 90,91

 

Websites:

Heavenly Mathematics: Highlights of Cultural Astronomy

http://www.math.ns.edu.sg/aslaksen/teaching/heavenly.shtml

 

Celestial Navigation; How it works

http://www.seatape.com/303doc.htm

 

Introduction to Celestial Navigation

http://www.nav.gov/cel/introduction.html

 

XTant project- Build your own sextant

http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/XTantProject.htm

 

Interactive sextant

http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/sextantflash.html

 

NOVA Online | Shackleton’s Voyage of Endrance | How a Sextant Works | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/escapeworks.html

 

NOVA Online | Shackleton’s Voyage of Endrance | Navigation by Sextant | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/escapenav.html

 

Celestaire – Navigation Instruments: How does celestial navigation work?

Http://www.celestaire.com/page7.html

 

Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/EclipsingBinary.html

 

Astronomy On-Line Measuring the Altitude of the North Pole Star

http://eso.org/outreach/spec-prog/aol/market/information/finevent/finevent/polar.html

http://eso.org/outreach/spec-prog/aol/market/information/finevent/finevent/polmath.html

 

celestial navigation for dummy

http://home.tiscalinet.be/asna/Text/celnav1.htm

 

Celestial Navigation Net

http://celestialnavigation.net/

http://celestialnavigation.net/instruments.hml

http://celestialnavigation.net/practice.html

http://celestialnavigation.net/theory.html

 

Navigation-

http://www.irbs.com/directory/Navigation/

 

General Sight Reduction

http://www.info.gov.hk/mardep/javascpt/sight.htm

 

explanatory articles

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact/articles.asp

http://mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact/article.asp?article=Astrolabe

http://mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact/article.asp?article=Armillary$32Sphere

 

Selected Stars, Listed from West to East

http://www.angelfire.com/nt/navtrig/F1.html

 

Spherical Coordinates

http://www.angelfire.com/nt/navtrig/E3.html

 

medieval nag instru

http://www.humboldt.edu/~rap1/EarlySciInstSite/Instruments/RepInst.htm

 

Epact Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact/catalogue.asp?enumber=96868

 

Astronomical Instruments

http://members.tripod.com/~worldsite/astronomy/astroinst.html

 

The History of Sextant

http://www.mat.uc.pt/~helios/Mestre/Novemb00/H61iflan.htm

http://www.cogtech.com/EXPLORER/sextant.htm

 

Find latitude by Polaris

http://www.eso.org/outreach/spec-prog/aol/market/information/finevent/polmath.html

 

 

 

 

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