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Celestial Navigation Supplies

Make sure that you have all of the publications and forms that you need to finish your position calculation.  Waypoint stocks everything but the pencil!

Visit our Celestial Navigation book section for educational or training books and star finders as well as other related navigational topics.

NIMA Pub. 229, Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation (vol. 1-6) is the standard set of sight reduction tables.  Each soft-cover volume covers a 15o range of latitudes (interchangeable for northern and southern hemispheres) and never go out of date.  Order only the volumes you need for the latitudes that you sail.
 
104648 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-229 vol. 1
Latitudes 0-15o

$21.95

104649 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-229 vol. 2
Latitudes 15-30o

$21.95

104650 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-229 vol. 3
Latitudes 30-45o
$21.95
104651 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-229 vol. 4
Latitudes 45-60o
$21.95
104652 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-229 vol. 5
Latitudes 60-75o
$21.95
104653 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-229 vol. 6
Latitudes 75-90o
$21.95
 
  
NIMA Pub. 249, Sight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation, (vol. 1-3), were designed for aviators who needed a condensed set of tables.  Volumes 2 and 3 cover all latitudes, but are accurate only for declinations from 0-29o north and south.  This covers the sun, moon, and planets, but only those stars within the declination range.  Volume 1 contains stars that are selected for best viewing and direction--from the air.    Volume 1 is only applicable for an 8 year period, centered on its Epoch date. Perfect-bound, card cover.
 
104654 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-249 vol. 1
Selected stars, Epoch 2000
$21.95
104655 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-249 vol. 2
Latitudes 0-40o, Epoch 2000
$21.95
104656 Sight Reduction Tables for Marine Navigation, HO-249 vol. 3
Latitudes 38-89o, Epoch 2000
$21.95
Nautical Almanacs list positions of the sun, moon, stars, and planets for each day of the calendar year.  Two versions are published:  the U. S. Government edition (with its familiar orange cover) and a Commercial edition that is prepared by the private sector from the same information.  The Commercial edition also contains the last two months of the previous year.  The 1981 Nautical Almanac is used to solve celestial navigation problems that appear on U. S. Coast Guard License examinations.  
114435 Nautical Almanac, U. S. Government Edition
Specify year in order form comments
$59.95
119994 Nautical Almanac, Commercial Edition
Specify year in order form comments
$29.95
116119 Nautical Almanac, 1981
For USCG license practice and examinations
$64.95
Celestial Navigation Work Forms are designed to work with sight reduction tables and nautical almanacs.  They give you a standard grid for entering data and prompt users for the appropriate calculations to help minimize errors.
104663 Celestial Navigation Work Form, HO-229, all volumes
Pack of 50
$9.95
104664 Celestial Navigation Work Form, HO-249, vol. 1
Pack of 50
$9.95
104665 Celestial Navigation Work Form, HO-249, vol. 2 and 3
Pack of 50
$9.95
Universal Plotting Sheets (VP-OS sheets) allow you to create a custom-made chart for any position.  A graduated circle  allows meridians of longitude to be constructed for any latitude.
104662 Universal Plotting Sheets (VP-OS)
Pad of 50
$9.95
American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) describes the modern principles of marine navigation and includes the tables, data, and formulas required for dead reckoning, piloting, and celestial navigation.  It's probably the single most complete navigational reference available!  A software version is also available--click for details.
117980 American Practical Navigator
Nathaniel Bowditch, updated 2002, 873 pages
$49.95
The Star Finder 2102-D graphically portrays the altitude and azimuth of the 57 navigational stars in the Air and Nautical Almanacs.  It provides a way to identify stars and planets in view or to predict the location of bodies not yet seen.  The Star Finder Book is a valuable guide that helps you get the most information from your Star Finder.
122223 Star Finder 2102-D $43.95
121083

Star Finder Book
David Burch, 1991, 80 pages

$19.95

 

  

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