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    Re: Celestial Navigation on the surface of Mars
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2018 Nov 11, 10:20 -0500
    On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 8:25 PM Paul Dolkas <NoReply_Dolkas@fer3.com> wrote:

    Yes, you would need an artificial horizon, but a little bit of electronics would go a long way here. There are solid state inclinometers that would do a great job of telling you where vertical is, and would be unaffected by vacuum or cold.


    Temperature sensitivity is one of the major error sources for all of the solid state accelerometers that I am familiar with. A practical inclinometer would require two sensors with extraordinary matched temperature compensation characteristics.

    Don Seltzer
       
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