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    Default An interesting resource website for a rainy/snowy day.



    https://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/celnavtable.php

    This page is a calculator, but if you search around there is a ton of other cool stuff that amateur astronomer might fing interesting.
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    Well. The link won't work. My apology.
    Try this maybe.
    www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/

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    Default Re: An interesting resource website for a rainy/snowy day.

    Very strange, I clicked on your link and my browser will not let me proceed as it says the site is insecure...
    Cannot trust the american military
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    Default Re: An interesting resource website for a rainy/snowy day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Very strange, I clicked on your link and my browser will not let me proceed as it says the site is insecure... Cannot trust the american military
    My apology Gabby. I'm not sure what that is about. I get the same warning from the "Government Printing Office" site.The reason that I suggested this site is that I have become quite interested in celestial navigation, Long/Lat position etc., as done before GPS. For some time this topic has been neglected, (not taught), at the naval academy. It has become apparent that this has been a mistake and they have brought this curriculum back in recent years. I have thought that it would be fun, and an educational addition to my astronomy interest. I have an Astra III professional sextant I have never used and I want to put it to use...kinda crazy I know.I am sorry the link does not work.
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    Default Re: An interesting resource website for a rainy/snowy day.

    I just pushed through my browser warnings. I've perused that site in the past and there is indeed interesting information there.

    I also "googled" the website and got to it that way. I still see the same "not secure" message, though my anti-virus/malware/safe detector software says it is fine.

    Guess they haven't got around to updating their certificate or applying one.

    Thanks for the reminder of this fun website, Mark.
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    Default Re: An interesting resource website for a rainy/snowy day.

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    I just pushed through my browser warnings. I've perused that site in the past and there is indeed interesting information there.

    I also "googled" the website and got to it that way. I still see the same "not secure" message, though my anti-virus/malware/safe detector software says it is fine.

    Guess they haven't got around to updating their certificate or applying one.

    Thanks for the reminder of this fun website, Mark.
    I am glad you got in Bryan. Somewhere in there is a large set of images of astronomers of the past and their equipments which was fun to look through.

    Snowballs your way! :-)
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    Default Re: An interesting resource website for a rainy/snowy day.

    You see that barrier to access on many US federal government web pages. I don't understand what it is trying to warn you about or who it is trying to stop for that matter. Just push on through the warnings and you eventually get to the page.

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