Star Altitude Curves

This book of graphical solutions provided nighttime celestial calculations five times faster than other techniques. It required the sighting of Polaris and at least one other well-known navigational star.

Caption:
Weems star altitude curves helped simplify celestial navigation.
Type: Document
Image Date: 2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Eric Long
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Weems star altitude curves helped simplify celestial navigation.