celestial fix

celestial fix

[sə′les·chəl ′fiks]
(navigation)
A position established by means of observation on one or more celestial bodies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

celestial fix

A fix obtained by sighting two or more stars of known direction, using a sextant or an astro compass. Also called an astro fix.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
"As a navigator, in charting the stars, three perfect sightings give you a celestial fix, a road map on the water.