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Latitude from Polaris

Using The Pole Star (Polaris)  To Find Your Latitude Assume that the Pole Star (Polaris)is exactly in line with the Earth’s axis produced, as shown in the following diagram. To an observer O on the Equator (lat. 0o) the Pole … Continue reading

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Declination Table For Survival Use

Sun’s Declination Table constructed for use in survival situations to be used when calculating latitude from the altitude of the midday sun. Provided by Astro Navigation Demystified (www.astronavigationdemystified.com) The following table shows the mean values of the declination of the … Continue reading

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How To Make A Mini-Clinometer For Survival Use

A clinometer is a simple device that can be used to measure the altitude of an object. Despite its simplicity, a clinometer provides a level of accuracy sufficient to measure angles to the nearest degree.  A ‘mini-clinometer’ as shown below, … Continue reading

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