## What is assumed position in navigation?

Assumed Position – The Assumed Position is the geographical position in (assumed) Latitude and (assumed) Longitude chosen to facilitate sight reduction. Azimuth – The Azimuth of a celestial body is the bearing of the body from your position, as measured clockwise from true North.

### How do I get assumed latitude?

Start with GHA and then fill in the minutes of assumed longitude so that the minutes of LHA equal zero. Make the degrees of the assumed longitude as close as possible to the DR longitude. 3. To find assumed latitude, take the DR latitude and round it off to the nearest degree.

#### What is the process of solving the navigational triangle for an assumed position and measured altitude to obtain a Line of Position?

In astronomical navigation, the intercept method, also known as Marcq St. Hilaire method, is a method of calculating an observer’s position on earth (geopositioning). It was originally called the azimuth intercept method because the process involves drawing a line which intercepts the azimuth line.

**How do you get position using celestial navigation?**

The navigator then uses a sextant or bubble octant to measure the altitude of the celestial object and records this altitude using Greenwich Civil Time. The navigator estimates his position, this being the dead-reckoning position.

**What is the GP of a star?**

The point where this line crosses the surface of the Earth we call Geographical Position of this star (or GP). An observer positioned in the GP of a star will see it directly in the vertical, above the head. Since stars move with the celestial sphere, their GPs also move on the surface of the Earth.

## Is reckoning dead?

dead reckoning, determination without the aid of celestial navigation of the position of a ship or aircraft from the record of the courses sailed or flown, the distance made (which can be estimated from velocity), the known starting point, and the known or estimated drift.

### What is the angular distance from the observer’s horizon to the celestial body?

Altitude – Angular distance above or below the horizon, measured along a vertical circle, to the celestial object. Angular measure – Measurement in terms of angles or degrees of arc. An entire circle is divided into 360º, each degree in 60´ (minutes), and each minute into 60´´ (seconds).

#### How do you take the sun’s sight?

For sun sight, we get first position line in the morning by measuring the sextant altitude and calculating the position line with Long-by-Chron. 2nd position line is by measuring the sextant altitude of the sun exactly at the time of its Mer-pass.

**What is the angular distance of a point north or south of the celestial equator?**

declination

declination, in astronomy, the angular distance of a body north or south of the celestial equator.

**Why position line is perpendicular to azimuth?**

A celestial position line is a line as a part of the circle drawn on the earth’s surface where the centre is the geographical position (GP) of the celestial body, with a radius equal to the Zenith Distance. The position line would be perpendicular to the bearing (Azimuth) of the celestial body from the observer.

## How do you take star sights?

Here is a video that explains the use of sextant.

- Step 1: Calculate the twilight time. So far so good.
- Step 2: Find the information on available stars.
- Step 3: Find the selected stars in the sky.
- Step 4: Measure the sextant altitude.
- Step 5: Calculate the position line and position through which to draw it.
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### What is LHA in celestial navigation?

Local Hour Angle, abbreviated LHA, is calculated from your assumed longitude, adjusted by the GHA. It is the angle between the meridian of your Assumed Position and the meridian of the geographical position of the celestial body.