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    Digital Sextant
    From: Vic Fraenckel
    Date: 2002 Apr 1, 08:24 -0500

    I would like to ask if anyone has heard of, tried to build or was successful
    in building a all digital sextant. I have thought about this for many years
    but the technology for measuring angles to the necessary precision was way
    too expensive for my taste. I think perhaps it might be possible to do this
    today with a reasonable cost. Altitudes could be measured with optical
    encoders and the data could be transmitted to a computer at will along with
    the time of the sight and processed. Any thoughts?
    
    Any enlightenment would be appreciated.
    
    Vic
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    Victor Fraenckel - The Windman                 vfraenc1{at}nycap.rr.com
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