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    Re: Obtaining a position fix with an android phone?
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2016 Oct 10, 23:14 -0500
    If you have the phone and a battery with juice... you have a GPS. Far better than the best sextant. Having said that I have star pilot on my iPhone. 

    Tom Sult, MD
    Author: JUST BE WELL

    On Oct 10, 2016, at 22:38, Stan K <NoReply_StanK@fer3.com> wrote:

    I can think of at least one Android app that does what you describe.  It is called StarStruck Navigation.  The Help says it is only good to 1º, which, IMHO, is a stretch.  And, if doing a sight on the sun, your best bet, if you don't have some kind of filter, is to use the shadow of the phone/tablet.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Fraser Kitchell <NoReply_Kitchell@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 11:04 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Obtaining a position fix with an android phone?

    Hi All, 
    I'm not sure if this will be sacrilege in this forum, but I'm curious: has anyone heard of using an android tablet or phone to make a sight for the purposes of determining your position?  In this case, the device would be used like a sextant, reliant on it's internal sensors to determine altitude.  If anyone is away of software that might be available for this sort of thing, I would love to discuss.
    Thanks in advance

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