Saint Hilaire method
Saint Hilaire method[sānt ē′ler ‚meth·əd]
The establishing of a line of position by assuming an altitude for a celestial body and then comparing this assumed altitude with that which is measured; the difference between the observed and computed altitudes and the azimuth gives the line of position. Also known as the intercept method.
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