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    Re: Non-traditional Sight Reduction
    From: Gennaro Sammarco
    Date: 2002 Dec 14, 09:57 +0100

    www.mobilegeographics.com/celestnav/
    it's a very handy program, called 'celestnav' very easy and handy, it works
    with palm os. You can try their demo fro free 30 days and after you must
    register.I have their version 2.1, it has many features useful for
    navigation altoghether with specific celestial navigation pages, allowing
    you to obtain lops very fast and easily.
    The only problem might be the size of characters and pages, so small and
    hard to see in poor light, but it's an overall quite unexpensive alternative
    to other calculator.
    Other possibilities are special calculators available trough the Celestaire
    and Starpath website,but I don't have any experience on them.
    A very good software, and free, is available on the page of Andree Ruiz,
    toghether with other useful informations.
    Fair winds
    Gennaro Sammarco
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Robert Eno" 
    To: 
    Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 8:26 AM
    Subject: Re: Non-traditional Sight Reduction
    
    
    > Hello Jared,
    >
    > Ok, you got my attention. Tell me more. Is this the same as a "Palm
    Pilot"?
    > I take it that you can load some kind of program into this?  Do you know
    of
    > a website where I can have  look at one of these?
    >
    > Now I am salivating ;-)
    >
    > Robert
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Jared Sherman 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 10:23 PM
    > Subject: Re: Non-traditional Sight Reduction
    >
    >
    > > Robert-
    > >  I love computers best from a distance, I've spent too much time making
    > them work for myself and others.
    > >
    > > But if you like the Celesticomp computer, you really owe it to yourself
    to
    > look at the Palm. Even the cheapest $100 Palm now has 20? 100? times the
    > brains and memory of the Celesticomp. Anything the Celesticomp can do, the
    > Palm can do--but it can do a WHOLE lot more. Like give you a free skymap,
    > that shows stars and planets according to time and position. And be very
    > effective for email if you find a phone line. Or keeping an inventory of
    all
    > the spares on board, and the contact numbers for the makers.
    > >
    > > All that and it easily will run for a month or two on two AAA cells,
    which
    > can be rechargable or a LiOn battery and a 12V ships power adapter for
    > little more.
    > >
    > > You need to spend a half hour with someone who HAS a Palm, let them show
    > you what it can do, and the half hour becomes an afternoon or an evening
    and
    > then you start shopping for one.
    > >
    > > And unlike "computers", Palms tend to be rock stable. Fits in your
    pocket,
    > won't mess on the rug, waterproof cases and neck straps all readily
    > available. 1/3 to 1/5th the price of the Celesticomps, same price if you
    buy
    > a real high end Palm, and boy can any of them make the Celesticomp look
    like
    > a fossil. (A nice fossil, but a fossil.)
    > >
    
    
    

       
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