Letter | Published:

Corrections of Maximum and Ex-Meridian Altitudes

Naturevolume 51pages485486 (1895) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

IN navigation the error introduced by taking the maximum altitude of a heavenly body for its meridian altitude is not sufficiently great to need correction when it is due to variation of declination alone, as it is then much within the probable errors of observation. When, however, a ship is steaming at a highspeed, the error is considerably increased by the variation of latitude, especially when this is of opposite sign to the variation of declination.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Author information

Affiliations

  1. H.M.S. Hawke, Mediterranean

    • J. WHITE

Authors

  1. Search for J. WHITE in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/051485a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.