Modernization of the navigative sextant

UDC 527 BBK 39.471-5

Babich S. I.

The article deals with the improvement of the traditional sextant to measure differences between altitudes and azimuths of two stars. It gives the advantages of modernized sextant to carry out the observation. It shows the algorithm of the direct calculation of observed coordinates based on the measured differences between altitudes and azimuths.

Keywords: modernized sextant, principle of operation, direct calculation of coordinates of observed position.

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