by Alexander F. Hickethier, MBA Dr. Hu Jia-Shen
Publish Date: October 2011 Revised 05/19/2015
Page Count: 452
Book Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Binding: Perfect Bound
These manuals have been developed to augment our current textbooks for Mariners and are modular in design incorporating practical exercises and actual U.S. Coast Guard examination questions with all questions worked-out. (Rev. 12/18/2012 as a single volume)
A description of this manual follows:
Volume III, provides an in-depth understanding of Celestial Calculation found on the US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Examinations through 2nd Mate Unlimited subjects mater areas of Nautical Publications and Equipment, The Sailings, Parallel, Mid-Latitude, Mercator and Great Circle, Magnetic and Gyro Compass Error Calculations, Compass Deviation Table Construction, Deviation by Celestial Observation (Amplitude, Azimuth and Polaris), and , Time Zone calculations, (Sunrise and Sunset, Time Tick, Time of Meridian Transit and Estimated Time of Arrival), Latitude Observations (Local Apparent Noon and Latitude by Polaris), Sight Reduction – Running Fixes (any body), Star Identification, and Star and Selection.