Evaluation of Antarctic Star Observations

by John C. Albright,
James L. Clapp,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 81-94

Document Type: Journal Paper


The use of daylight star observations to provide latitude, longitude and azimuth on an Antarctic ice cap is described and evaluated. The field procedures employed are presented and the reductions of the field data by the azimuth, cosine, and line-of-position methods are compared and evaluated.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Azimuth | Light (natural) | Ice | Hydrologic data

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