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    Re: Digital Sextant
    From: Vic Fraenckel
    Date: 2002 Apr 1, 09:52 -0500

    Victor,
    
    I have been searching for an accurate azimuth measuring device with the
    precision neede. There are some electronic compass modules available, one of
    which I use in my wind measuring instrument but I do not believe it is
    appropriate for sextant use.
    
    Vic
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    Victor Fraenckel - The Windman                 vfraenc1{at}nycap.rr.com
    KC2GUI                                                      www.windsway.com
    
          Home of the WindReader Electronic Theodolite
                                   Read the WIND
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Victor Reijs" 
    To: 
    Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 9:15 AM
    Subject: Re: Digital Sextant
    
    
    | Hello all of you,
    |
    | Vic Fraenckel wrote:
    | >
    | > 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?
    |
    | Could I add if there is some 'cheap' (digital) equipment to measure
    | azimuth? You have nowadays gyro-theodolites and I assume that these will
    | be come smaller and cheaper...
    |
    | >
    | > Any enlightenment would be appreciated.
    |
    | Same.
    |
    | All the best,
    |
    |
    | Victor
    | --
    | URLs: http://www.iol.ie/~geniet
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    |       http://www.iol.ie/~geniet/setrise
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    |
    
    
    

       
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