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    Re: AstroNav Course
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2016 Jul 6, 12:10 -0400
    I actually sat through the entire course yesterday.  It is strictly sun sights reduced with H.O. 229.  The course is made up of quite a few shot videos, just a few minutes each, with test questions at the end of each video.I managed to get all the test questions correct, but it is hard for me to say what level of difficulty someone with no prior knowledge would have.  I suspect that it is a pretty good beginner course, though.

    There were a couple of things that I should have mentioned in the course critique, but dinner was ready and I forgot.  In a couple of the test questions they forgot to say whether the latitude (or was is declination?) was north or south, and in the use of the sun altitude correction table, they forgot to mention the two columns for time of year (which should be apparent to anyone looking at the table).  Also, the Altitude Intercept section of the sight reduction form, as well as the video, says to put the larger of ho or hc on the top line and the smaller on the bottom line, but this was not done in a test question.  But these are just nits.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Rommel John Miller <NoReply_Miller@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000@aol.com>
    Sent: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 11:32 am
    Subject: [NavList] Re: AstroNav Course

    Got this from the creator of the course: 
    The course itself is less than 2 hours and focuses on the sight reduction form (SRF) with simple math. Nothing else is needed in this course.
    The astrophysicists at the Naval observatory call it astronavigation, that's why we went with that.
    Case closed. 
    Rommel John Miller
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