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celestial navigation

navigation by means of observations made of the apparent position of heavenly bodies.
Origin of celestial navigation
1935-40 Unabridged
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celestial navigation

navigation by observation of the positions of the stars Also called astronavigation
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celestial navigation  
Navigation of a ship or aircraft based on the observed positions of celestial bodies. See more at altazimuth coordinate system.
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