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The primary purpose of this pamphlet was to provide enough knowledge for the readers to correctly observe and plot celestial lines of position, as well as to obtain any information required in order to complete a celestial navigational day at sea. The degree of proficiency that readers can actually reach in celestial navigation would require experience. However, if you use the knowledge you acquire here as a foundation, it should make the art of celestial navigation a more satisfying experience. It should be noted, however, that this text has been compiled for training purposes only and should not be used in place of official directives or publications. The text information is current according to the references listed. You should, however, remember that it is your responsibility to keep up with the latest professional information available for your rate or grade...