iNA Digitial Nautical Almanac

iNA Digitial Nautical Almanac

By Starpath Corp

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-22
  • Current Version: 1.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.38 MB
  • Developer: Starpath Corp
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 6.0
Score: 3
3
From 5 Ratings

Description

iNA computes all ephemeris data available in the daily pages of the USNO Nautical Almanac. This information is required when doing astronomical computations for celestial navigation, local noon, sunrise, and others. The program computes GHA, Dec, SHA, SD, HP, magnitudes, sunrise, sunset, LAN, twilight times, moonrise, moonset, moon age and phase for sun, moon, 5 planets, and 173 stars; all at GMT which is longitude 0. INA also computes addition useful information not included in the Nautical Almanac such as ephemeris for Mercury, Hc at LAN, bearing of sunrise and sunset (amplitudes), and the GHA of Aries midway between civil and nautical twilights for star planning. INA's internal celestial almanac is valid for the years 1582 through 2800 AD. iNA requires no external resources to complete its computations. Internet access is not required to use this program or to access any of its help files. iNA returns results at GMT which is longitude 0. Interpolation for your specific location and/or times other than on the hour, must be computed manually. We recommend using StarPilot which has a built-in Nautical Almanac and will perform all the complex calculations for you.

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Reviews

  • Don't Waste Your Money

    1
    By Comus57
    Sunrise/Sunset calculations ARE incorrect... so the question is what else is calculated incorrectly. I tried to make their support aware of the problem but they pretty much blamed me for entering data wrong and blew me off. I may not have a Phd in astrophysics, but I was a Quartermaster in the US Navy for 20 years, so I believe I know how to calculate SR/SS. Kinda hard to go wrong making sure the date is correct, GMT is correct and then entering latitude, click on SUN and click on GO. This program doesn't even deserve the 1 Star.
  • Lots of ephemeris data, accuracy could be improved.

    3
    By Dr Swiz
    Used primarily to determine sunrise and sunset. Found results to be consistently 5-10 minutes off compared to both NOAA and calculation by hand. It's nice to have ballpark figures for the navigable stars, but I can't rely on this app alone for sunrise and sunset when precision is required.
  • iNA

    2
    By BackyardNavigator
    use caution! up to 0.5' diff from naut. al. also, no SD for moon!

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