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Re: [TowerTalk] And now for something completely different (TrueNorth)

To: "Carl Smidt" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] And now for something completely different (TrueNorth)
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:23:20 -0700
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At 05:57 AM 8/28/2006, Carl Smidt wrote:

>  Did everyone in the northern hemisphere forget about the North Star???

We're planning for the long haul.  In 20,000 years or so, Vega will be the 
north star.  Who knows who might be reading old TT archives trying to align 
their Owl to True North, and get totally frustrated because that dim star 
at the end of the little dipper is overhead, and clearly not "north". <grin>

As it happens, at my house, the North Star isn't visible from many places 
in the back yard because of my neighbor's house and fence which is higher 
on the hill.  So I'd have to use the solar technique (or pick some other 
stars and do some celestial calculation...)




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