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    Re: I wonder version 2 will do sight reductions?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2007 Nov 20, 14:20 -0700

    
    On Nov 20, 2007, at 10:48 AM, Lu Abel wrote:
    
    > This very, very neat:
    >
    > http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/956a/
    >
    > http://meade.com/mysky/
    >
    >
    > While it's easy to perhaps dismiss this device for being a "toy," just
    > think what's inside:  a  full celestial almanac, GPS receiver,
    > electronic compass, three-axis tilt sensors, enough of a CPU to work
    > the
    > whole thing -- not to mention videos, still pictures, and whatnot.
    > That's a lot for less than the price of an Astra sextant...
    
    This IS neat!  I agree, if only it could work in reverse: shoot
    several known objects in the sky (Orion, Big Dipper stars, etc.)
    telling it what you are aiming at and have it work out your location
    without the GPS.  (This would require a more accurate clock in it as
    well.)
    
    Dan
    
    
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