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cbrusoe
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Which of the following in not a method used to determine latitude?
chronometer
astrolab
crossstaff
quadrant
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cbrusoe Group Title
Which of the following in not a method used to determine latitude? chronometer astrolab crossstaff quadrant
 2 years ago
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chris_cobb56 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
a chronometer is used for longitude not latitude
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SmoothMath Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrolab "There is often confusion between the astrolabe and the mariner's astrolabe. While the astrolabe could be useful for determining latitude on land, it was an awkward instrument for use on the heaving deck of a ship or in wind. The mariner's astrolabe was developed to address these issues." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossstaff "In navigation the instrument is also called a crossstaff and was used to determine angles, for instance the angle between the horizon and Polaris or the sun to determine a vessel's latitude, or the angle between the top and bottom of an object to determine the distance to said object if its height is known, or the height of the object if its distance is known, or the horizontal angle between two visible locations to determine one's point on a map." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrant_(instrument) "used for solving astronomical problems for any latitude: These quadrants had either one or two sets of shakkāzīya grids and were developed in the fourteenth century in Syria. Some astrolabes are also printed on the back with the universal quadrant like an astrolabe created by Ibn alSarrāj."
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cbrusoe Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thankyou both so much!!! =D
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SmoothMath Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
My pleasure =)
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