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# NAUT 1826 - Astro Navigation 2

## Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

### School of Transportation

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# Course Details

This course provides students with a means to navigate a vessel by terrestrial and celestial methods. The course contents include shape of the earth and the graticule system; plane sailing; parallel sailing; Mercator and great circle sailing; determining a vessel's position by using celestial bodies; and theory and practice of sextant. It is strongly recommended that students should review algebraic and trigonometric functions prior to taking this course.

## Credits

20.0

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# Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Explain the concept of earth shape used for marine navigation.
• Calculate the arrival and departure position, and determine course and distance using plane, parallel, and Mercator sailing.
• Solve spherical triangles.
• Calculate the course and distance between two points (places) using great circle sailing.
• Describe composite great circle sailing.
• Explain the solar system and celestial bodies useful for navigation.
• Describe the celestial sphere and celestial bodies.
• Define the equation of time.
• Obtain celestial information using the Nautical Almanac.
• Calculate azimuth and amplitude bearings of celestial bodies and to determine compass error.
• Demonstrate proper use of the marine sextant.
• Calculate the latitude and position line using latitude and meridian altitude method.
• Calculate the longitude and position line by longitude by chronometer.
• Calculate intercept using the Marc St. Hilaire method.
• Transfer calculated position lines to obtain vessel's position.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

# Related Programs

NAUT 1826 is offered as a part of the following programs:

## School of Transportation

1. Chief Mate
Part-time   Certificate
2. Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (WKMNC)
Part-time   Certificate

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