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    Re: Learn the stars, by phone
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 May 15, 19:40 +0100

    Ken Muldrew wrote-
    "Just a note here.  As a Celestron dealer I know that the some
    Skyscouts exhibited a fault of complaining about magnetic
    interference even when there was none around.  Celestron replaced
    those units when asked.  The problem was fairly widespread."
    From George-
    I wonder what that indicates. Perhaps those locations showing such magnetic
    interference are sites of magnetic anomaly, where the Earth's total field,
    or the dip angle, diverges from the predicted values. In which case, a map
    of the locations of those complaining customers might well have commercial
    value, to a mining company. It could save a lot of effort in magnetic
    prospection. Just a thought...
    Presumably, what Celestron did next was to relax their criteria for
    excluding data.
    I'm delighted to report that I expect, soon, to have a Skyscout in my hands,
    by courtesy of a friendly Navlist member, in the UK. What a resource Navlist
    members offer!
    contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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