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    Re: Lunars with SNO-T
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2004 Oct 24, 14:56 EDT
    Alex,

    You wrote:

    "It is of course incredible,
    but it looks like those people who
    designed SNO-T had Lunars in mind:-)"

    I'm wondering if, for some reason, they had land-based observations in mind. To measure a 70 degree altitude with an artificial horizon you have to have an instrument that can measure 140 degrees. And, if you want to measure large angles accurately, you need a way to keep the plane of the sextant and plane of the observation parallel.

    Those wires in the inverting scope are quite handy when measuring large angles.

    Bruce
       
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