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    Re: Sextant camera: TV viewing
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2013 Jul 10, 23:20 -0400

    I have not attempted this, however, I have previously given this some thought.

    My criteria were
    (1) USB output, so I could record the stream of data
    (2) the camera must work in low light conditions.  I want to be able to record stars
    (3) Preferably, the camera would take the place of the eyepiece.  I didn't want the eyepiece adding complexity

    My solution (again, not tried) came down to a usb ASTRONOMY camera

    Take out the eyepiece, add the camera and attach to computer.

    These will clearly work for low light conditions.


    On Jul 9, 2013 11:55 PM, "Greg Rudzinski" <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:


    If you can get your hands on a digital single lens reflex camera with video capability then this can be used on a sextant with the scope removed. One hand for the sextant and one for the camera. A bit of a trick but it does work.

    Greg Rudzinski

    Sextant camera: TV viewing
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Jul 8, 22:43 -0700
    Passing this along... I have already answered with a quick webcam suggestion, but any ideas would be welcome, I am sure!

    Ens. James Bruce asks:
    "where could I find a sextant that I would be able to plug into a television monitor in order to display what is being seen through the [sextant] eyepiece?
    I am the assistant navigator on board the Coast Guard EAGLE and I am looking around for an accessory or specific marine sextant that I could use as a teaching aid. Most of my searches have been fruitless, so any help would be appreciated!

    Very Respectfully,
    James Bruce
    Ensign, Assistant Navigator
    US Coast Guard Barque EAGLE"

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