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    Re: Sextant with Point and Shoot Camera
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2011 Jun 17, 21:07 -0500
    From the pics posted it looks like you should compute using upper limb rather than lower. Or did you measure the angle on the pic?
    I like the idea. I wonder if an dSLR with time stamp  would work better. It would have an optical view finder that may be better in light. I have a data scope on my sno sextant with time stamp recording. 

    Thomas A. Sult, MD
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    On Jun 17, 2011, at 20:13, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Practical trials using the point and shoot camera as the sextant scope did not go as well as expected. The first problem was being able to see the Sun on the camera screen in full daylight. The second problem was arcing the sextant to the lowest point. The resulting intercepts were in the 8 to 10 NM range in ideal conditions from shore. So it is unfortunately thumbs down for this method. Certainly not a method to be used from a small craft. The pictures were good though ;-)

    Greg Rudzinski
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