The New American Practical Navigator; Being an Epitome of Navigation; Containing All the Tables Necessary to be Used with the Nauticl Almanac

E. & G.W. Blunt, 1846 - 451 páginas

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For finding the third correction of a lanar observation 130
For turning degrees and minutes into time and the contrary 131
Proportional logarithms 132
For finding the latitude by two altitudes of the sun 148
Natural sines and cosines 160
Log sines tangents c to points and quarter points 169
To find the time of the moons passing the meridian 230
To find the variation of the moons declination c 231
To find the suns right ascension 237
Variation of the suns altitude in one minute from noon 239
To reduce the numbers of Table XXXII to other given intervals from noon 243
Correction of the mean refraction for various heights of the thermometer and barometer 244
Longitudes and latitudes of the fixed stars 245
Reductions of latitude and horizontal parallax 246
Aberration of the fixed stars in right ascension and declination 247
Nutation in right ascension and declination 248
Augmentation of the moons semidiameter found by the nonagesimal 249
Equation of second differences 250
CATALOGUE OF THE TABLES with examples of the uses of those not explained in other
Addition and subtraction using the signs as in algebra
To find the ecliptic conjunction or opposition of the moon and sun
To calculate the longitude of a place from the observed beginning
To project an eclipse of the moon
To project an occultation of a fixed star
To find the longitude of a place by measuring the distance of the moon
Given the right ascension and declination to find the longitude
Redfields theory of storms

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