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    Re: Digital Sextant
    From: Brian Whatcott
    Date: 2002 Apr 2, 20:03 -0600

    At 11:35 AM 4/2/02, you wrote:
    >Paul Hirose wrote:
    >'This system absolutely would track stars in broad daylight, even under
    >a hazy sky.' also 'and this was in bright sunlight.'
    >How did it manage to do this?
    I'll try for a response to this:
    There was an urban myth, popular in the years 1990-1994, that
    the ability to see stars in daylight from the foot of a well was an
    urban myth. It turns out, that if you know exactly where to look in
    daylight, and have reasonable acuity you can see Venus by day, if the
    atmosphere is not too
    milky with moisture.   Venus is the brightest point object.
      There are a few other brightish objects, which have more difficulty
    with daylight scatter.   It is possible however, with a little sleight of
    hand, to sense signals which are submerging, even well down, in the 'noise'.
    It will be this method that allows a fix on day light  stellar objects.
    Brian Whatcott
       Altus OK                      Eureka!

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