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horizontal sextant angle


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The angle in the horizontal plane between two landmarks or sea-marks. By measuring such an angle, the navigator is able to plot a position circle on his chart. Somewhere on this circle is his ship's position. By intersecting it with a second one obtained in the same way, or by intersecting it with a straight position line, he then knows that the point of intersection is his ship's exact position.

See also coastal navigation.

See also coastal navigation.

Horizontal sextant angle

Subjects: Maritime History.


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