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I use a simple hikers compass, most mounts and tripods have bubble levels attached; its still a good idea to have spare level in your kit though.

Edit: I use the compass in daylight and at unfamiliar sites.

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I use a simple hikers compass, most mounts and tripods have bubble levels attached; its still a good idea to have spare level in your kit though.

Edit: I use the compass in daylight and at unfamiliar sites.

One feature I like about this compass is the glow-in-the-dark arrows...so day and night night and day use :D :D Is that the Cambridge Star Atlas?

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I've been using my phone as a compass, but I'm planning on getting a more specialized one - I'm thinking about this one since it's a well built and very precise as well as has a spirit level :)

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What's yours?

Regards,

This one looks good.

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I have this one but I think I would've bought the one you mentioned if I didn't have one already. http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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One feature I like about this compass is the glow-in-the-dark arrows...so day and night night and day use :D :D Is that the Cambridge Star Atlas?

Glow in the dark would be a nice feature. The chart is from our "Sky Atlas 2000.0 second edition".

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hee hee, oky must stop looking at gadgets! just blown all my money on the new scope, although did just notice from the amazon page it says it has a 1/4-inch threaded recess for tripods, so must be able to rig something up! not that I was looking.

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hee hee, oky must stop looking at gadgets! just blown all my money on the new scope, although did just notice from the amazon page it says it has a 1/4-inch threaded recess for tripods, so must be able to rig something up! not that I was looking.

It's not ''astronomy'', it's ''astro-money-pit-nomy" :D

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I've found I have to stand at least 2 feet behind my 300P to get a true reading from my phone's compass. My Silva compass is affected even worse. No way I could mount anything other than a calibrated ships binnacle to my mount!

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I've found I have to stand at least 2 feet behind my 300P to get a true reading from my phone's compass. My Silva compass is affected even worse. No way I could mount anything other than a calibrated ships binnacle to my mount!

That's the main reason I'm after a metal encased compass. Same for me, I found that the phone compass reads most accurate at least 2 feet away from the mount.

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Last time I used a compass I was running in an orienteering event....I was a lot younger and a lot slimmer!

Thanks for the memories :D

You'll notice I checked your profile -- couldn't stop my curiosity checking on your age :D :D

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If I'm at home, the terrain can guide me to the compass points, anywhere else, if it's the day, I guess based on the position if the Sun, or if it's night, I find polaris, so I rarely actually use a compass

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