Students must remember that they will need the reprint of the 1981 Nautical Almanac and the Sight Reduction table Pub. 229, Volume 2 to work many of the practice problems in the Celestial textbook and workbooks. Free PDF copies of these publications can be downloaded from our “Members Area” or printed copies can be purchased here under “Deck Publications” web page;.
At the request of one of our clients, we have made the Nautical Sight Reduction Tables, Volumes 1 through 6 available in printed format. They are perfect bound in 8.5 by 11 Format on white paper.
We still have the volumes in PDF format for free in members only area.
Nautical Sight Reduction Tables, Pub 229, Volume 2, 15° to 30° inclusive is the appropriate volume for student’s preparing for USCG Terrestrial and Upon Oceans Endorsement examinations.
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Sight Reduction Tables Pub. 229
Without a calculator or computer programmed for sight reduction, the navigator needs sight reduction tables to solve the celestial triangle. Two different sets of tables are commonly used at sea.