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    Re: Digital Sextant
    From: Victor Reijs
    Date: 2002 Apr 1, 15:15 +0100

    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
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