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    Re: Preserving Hs and Time with Camera
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 Jun 25, 12:44 -0700
    I use a pocket tape recorder for the same purpose. My only concern is that since it relies on electrons that something might go wrong before I replay the tape and write down the data. Your method has  the same problem.


    --- On Sat, 6/25/11, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Preserving Hs and Time with Camera
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 10:54 AM

    Use the point and shoot camera or equivalent to record CN observations. See the linked images showing the split time of a stopwatch and the corresponding sextant Hs. The stopwatch was started at 18:17:00 6/24/2011 PDT +7. Add the stopwatch's 23 min. 55 sec. to get PDT time of observation of 18:40:55 6/24/2011 or 1:40:55 UT 6/25/2011. Hs of lower limb Sun is 16* 21.2'. A.P. 34* 10.2' N 119* 13.9" W. Height of eye 7 ft.

    Getting sharp close-up images may take a few practice snaps to see what settings work best. I used macro ISO 200 priority auto with a 1/3 underexposed meter bias for clear sky conditions.

    Greg Rudzinski
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