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    Re: Celestial Simulator
    From: Luc Van den Borre
    Date: 2018 Mar 15, 10:54 +0100

    Aha! There's mention of KS-120 and KS-140 on the label of the box with
    switches. These were star trackers made by Kollsman for use on Hound Dog
    missiles launched from B-52's:
    
    http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-28.html
    
    So this device would have been used to test the star tracker on these
    missiles.
    
    
    This page is about the MD1, a different star tracker used on the B52
    itself, but it has some comments from a technician about the use of a
    star simulator with the astro tracker:
    
    http://prc68.com/I/MD1.shtml
    
    "The Hound Dog missile that was carried on the B-52 also used a smaller
    version of the astro tracker.  Sometimes when the about 2 foot diameter
    MD-1 astro tracker was ordered, the one foot diameter astro tracker for
    the Hound Dog would be delivered.
    
    There was a star simulator that had 3 "stars" in known locations that
    could be used for testing the MD-1 system.  When testing at night mag 1
    stars were used since they were easier to lock onto."
    
    Luc
    
    On 15/03/2018 10:00, Sean C wrote:
    > More photos here:
    >
    > eBay listing
    > 
    
    >
    > Seems to have been made by Kollsman. Possible projector in attached
    > image? The aperture seems to match a periscopic sextant's.
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