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1

How do you calculate the intercept of a body?

Find UT
Find LHA and Dec
Convert Sextant Altitude to True Altitude
Find CA
TA-CA
True greaTer Towards

2

Describe how to do a short run fix (observed position)

Calculate the runs
Calculate distances
Plot the fix
Find Dlat and Dep
Calculate Dlong
Calculate Lat and Long from Assumed Position

3

How do you find the true bearing of a body?

Find the time UT
Find the LHA and Dec
ABC
Find the Azimuth
Convert to true

4

Lay out the table for predicting the timing of a phenomena

Closest Lats
Select lower
Note degrees and minutes to add for actual Lat
Tabular interval (between closest Lats)
Difference in time (between closest Lats)
Lat correction from table (by eye)
UT (+ - correction)
LIT
ZN
ZT