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    Re: Emergency Navigation
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 Jul 19, 19:28 -0700
    Yes, you select the name of the body from a list prior to aiming at the star and pressing the button. I used it after dark to shoot Alkaid. I also entered my GPS position in the AP fields.

    gl

    --- On Thu, 7/19/12, bill <billyrem42@earthlink.net> wrote:

    From: bill <billyrem42@earthlink.net>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Emergency Navigation
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 2:17 PM

    On 7/19/2012 12:47 AM, Gary LaPook wrote:
    > i didn't get a fix, just an LOP. I'm surprised tht the accuracy of the
    > Droid angle sensor could be that accurate, or maybe it was just luck.

    Lucky?  You are good.  Give yourself credit. (Master Card, Visa and/or AMEX does ;-)

    Do you enter the name of the body before you observe?

    If you are using a sensor instead of a horizon, can you use this after dark?

    Would you please do a couple of sanity checks for me?

    Put your AP about 30d north or south from your GPS position and see how it does. Also 30d east or west.

    Use your GPS position as your AP and purposefully aim a bit high or low of the body.

    Thanks

    Bill B










       
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