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    Re: Rude Starfinder History
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2014 Jul 17, 12:51 -0400
    Greg,

    I would say that I don't believe in coincidences, but WOW!


    On an unrelated subject, on the left-hand page of the attachment there is a picture of a Felsenthal Coordinate Transformer.  I actually have one of them.  When taking the Power Squadrons old Navigation course, we were taught how to transform coordinates using the "meridian diagram" (projection on the plane of the celestial meridian).  I thought that the meridian diagram was a great tool for explaining certain phenomena, but it was eliminated from the course in the 2009 edition for being of no practical use.  But now some of us are trying to get it put back for the 2015 edition, at least to the point where it can be used for explaining things, if not for transforming coordinates.  In any case, there is a coordinate transformer program for Windows, Navtra, on the Power Squadrons web site, http://www.usps.org/national/eddept/n/tools.htm.  A few months ago got it to work on 64-bit Windows, but I had to sacrifice use on Windows 95 and 98 to do it  :-0 

    Stan


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 10:52 am
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Rude Starfinder History

    Fred,
    The only strange number association that I could find regarding the 2102 star finder is that it is first refered to in Duttons in the second paragraph of chapter 21. See attached page. Quite a coincidence.
    Greg Rudzinski
     
    Re: Rude Starfinder History
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2014 Jul 17, 08:32 -0400
     
    Bill,
    
    I was aware it was a publication number.  But I've read posts on this list 
    intimate that the choice of digits had some meaning.
    
    Fred
    
    Fred Hebard
    mbiew---.net
    
     


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