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    Re: Star-Star observation equipment
    From: William L. Abler
    Date: 2010 May 15, 21:22 -0700

    [references this earlier post: http://fer3.com/x.aspx/12215]

    I am the inventor of the Abler Axtant, which aligns its mechanical axis to that of the Earth by finding two stars using pre-set coordinates in two adjustable turrets. I built a working model, and still have it. The address you saw was a fraternity house on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. The Axtant was intended for exploration and paleontology, but I eventually used a pocket Brunton. With different horizon attachments, the Axtant can be used on water or land. My interests mostly concern the structure of the mind, but I am still interested in navigation, and would try to answer any questions.

    Sincerely, William L. Abler
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