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The platform's orientation is what the computer uses to find the stars...
Originally posted by amongus
reply to post by decisively
Oh. My. God.
Please stop with all the different Apollo conspiracy threads! Its like whack a mole...as soon as it seems one of your threads has been pounded, another one pops up.
Originally posted by decisively
reply to post by mrwiffler
So, by way of your comment then you agree with Alan Shepard, dark adaptation and with it firm star identification for marking are not necessary to align an IMU and so navigate an Apollo vintage ship ?edit on 10-5-2012 by decisively because: removed "sighting"
Indeed. As I pointed out here, this is the same troll who has done this at 'BAUT' (the Bad Astronomy and Universe Today forum), ApolloHoax.net and JREF (James Randi's Educational Forum). he and his sockpuppets have been banned from all those venues.
He happily admits his sockpuppetry here, but I guess that's OK with moderators as long as he isn't spotted doing it here..? Despite wasting bandwidth with multiple threads all on the same topic? Yeah, whatever.
Originally posted by DJW001
Although decisively desperately deserves to be banned, the Mods are too subtle for him. His trolling pattern suggests that he wants to be banned. The Mods aren't going to let him put another notch in his trolling iron. He can waste the rest of his ill spent life posting the same rubbish here over and over again. Eventually, he will get frustrated and/or bored and leave on his own. Won't you decisively? Decisively, are you still there?
Fascinating, your claim that there is no contradiction.......
Regardless, material contradictions aside, wouldn't you agree that Alan Shepard's uncertainties as regards his star sightings is a problem ? By that I mean, Alan claims he went to the moon and back and was not certain about his star sightings, not absolutely confident that any given star sighted was indeed star "so and so". As such, Alan was not absolutely certain as regards his platform alignment, and as such, his ship's attitude. Don't you think that is a risky thing DJW001, flying to the moon and not being absolutely certain as to the direction in which your space ship is pointing ? I certainly don't want to go to the moon with Alan if he is not certain that the star he just sighted is for a fact star "so and so" and that he knows the nose of his ship is pointed at the moon and not Pluto. .
The sextant clearly does not suffer from the low light transmission and the light scatter problem of the scanning telescope. This was as expected. The narrow field of view, the use of a simple mirror rather than a complex prism to point the line of sight, the better light shielding possible, and the magnification makes the sextant's visibility of stars superior. (superior to the scanning scope)