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GPS for Amateur Astronomer: How Wrong Can You Be?

Subari, Mustafa Din (1997) GPS for Amateur Astronomer: How Wrong Can You Be? Buletin Geoinformasi, 2 (1). pp. 83-88. ISSN 1394-7702

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For the purpose of positioning and continuous tracking to celestrial objects using computerised telescope, the geographic position of the telescope to be known to I arcminute accuracy. Quite recently, GPS has been use for telescope positioning. Although GPS derived coordinate is not the geographical coordinate as needed for telescope positioning, further analyses has found that the total error in its derived position amounted to be less than the I arcminute accuracy requirement. Hence, it is O.K. to use GPS for telescope positioning.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:4959
Deposited By: Tajul Ariffin Musa
Deposited On:16 Jan 2008 06:58
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:22

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