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    Starfinder / star globes
    From: Richard Irvine
    Date: 2002 Nov 20, 09:53 +0100

    ditto the "ouch indeed" concerning the price of the starfinder.
    What are starfinders / star globes used for? Do people really use them for
    finding stars? Do they have other uses?
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Cliff Sojourner [mailto:cls{at}EMPLOYEES.ORG]
    > Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 6:52 AM
    > To: NAVIGATION-L{at}listserv.webkahuna.com
    > Subject: Re: Freiberger artificial horizon
    > ouch indeed.  although, perhaps not too outrageous when
    > compared to the
    > $5000 theodolites in the distributor's catalog.
    > although, their artificial horizon was interesting.  just now
    > I made one
    > like it using a couple carpenters' levels and my wife's hand
    > mirror.  shot
    > the moon with it in my front yard, seems to work almost OK
    > (intercepts were
    > not as good as with my bubble horizon, and definitely needs a better
    > mirror).  I wonder why theirs is $450, maybe I am in the
    > wrong business?
    > --
    > these are the good old days
    > Cliff Sojourner          cls{at}employees.org
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Paul Hirose" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 19:13
    > Subject: Freiberger instruments have U.S. distributor
    > > Freiberger dropped out of the Celestaire catalog a few
    > years ago, but
    > > I noticed this survey equipment company selling their sextants,
    > > artificial horizon, and starfinder. They want $1200 for that
    > > "indispensable" starfinder. Ouch.
    > >
    > > http://www.clausen.net/freiberger/sextants/sextant.html
    > >

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