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    Re: Astro Compass attachment
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2007 May 13, 18:57 -0700

    Gary wrote:
    Just by the wildest of coincidences, I just walked back into the house
    and my astrocompass is still set up on a tripod in the back yard.
    It looks like the one one ebay has been modified with a small
    telescope attached to the alidade and it looks like the telescope has
    a small level bubble on top. If you are thinking of bidding on this
    one note that the photos do not show a mounting base that you would
    also need if you are planning to use the astrocompass. It is a
    separate tubular pedastal with three mounting holes on the flange on
    the base that is mounted in the aircraft and the astrocompass slides
    into it. I think I might have an extra one around here somwhere but I
    am not sure. Celestair might have them also.
    On May 13, 5:08 pm, "Robert Eno"  wrote:
    > Gentlemen,
    > Have a look at the astro compass listed on e-bay here:
    > http://cgi.ebay.ca/ASTRO-COMPASS-MARK-II_W0QQitemZ280113191823QQihZ01...
    > Can anyone identify the object that has been attached to the sighting vane?  
    The only think I can think of is that someone may have attached a level to it 
    for land surveying.
    > I've seen a lot of astro compasses but none with this odd fixture.
    > Robert
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