The Star Finder 2102-D is an invaluable tool for celestial navigators to plan star and planet sights, but it can also be used by amateur star gazers for general star identification.
The Star Finder:
- Graphically portrays altitude and azimuth of fifty-seven numbered stars in air and nautical almanacs
- Includes special diagrams that permit rapid check of hour angle and means of finding altitude and azimuth of unplotted celestial bodies or identification of unplotted bodies from known altitude and azimuth
- Allows the plotting of additional celestial bodies on the star base
The starfinder provides the best way to identify isolated stars and planets in view, or to predict the locations of bodies not yet in view. It also helps the navigator predict and plan the best star-planet-moon combinations. Although some navigators tend to feel that use of the 2102-D is optional, in fact, serious navigation demands facility with it.
The unit consists of a dual star base, nine altitude azimuth templates centered at 10 intervals of latitude, meridian angle diagram and instruction sheet.