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    Re: I wonder version 2 will do sight reductions?
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2007 Nov 20, 18:10 -0500

    On Nov 20, 2007, at 4:20 PM, Dan Allen wrote:
    
    >
    >
    > 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
    
    Neat enough that I looked up the price; out of my league.  The
    telescope control is cool too.
    
    Yes, wouldn't take much to have the thing work in reverse.  Accuracy
    also would depend on how accurate the tilt sensors are, etc.  The
    Navy and Air Force have had such devices for quite a while.  It also
    wouldn't be much of a stretch to add lunars.  There accuracy would
    take a dive, I expect.
    
    
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