How can I determine the azimuth of objects in the sky?

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Offline dines1

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Can any one help i need to find the answer to the following question
"To determine the azimuth of an object relative to the witness, one would use:
1. a calculator
2. dead reckoning
3. Global positioning
4 a compass
5. Calligraphy
I know you can determine the azimuth of an object by using a compass, what else however from the list can be used.
Any help would be appreciated.
« Last Edit: 20/06/2008 14:55:14 by BenV »
 

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How can I determine the azimuth of objects in the sky?
« Reply #1 on: 14/07/2008 18:52:44 »
There are on-line calculators giving the azimuth and elevation of geo-stationery satellites.  There may be something similar for orbital ones..  AMSAT may have something.

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How can I determine the azimuth of objects in the sky?
« Reply #2 on: 15/07/2008 09:02:02 »
This looks like a multiple choice question from an exam.  In which the correct answer is a compass and all the other devices or techniques are not suitable to perfom the job in hand.
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