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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
question about my gps unit
      #5458076 - 10/06/12 03:07 PM

just purchased a celestron gps unit for my cg5 mount. im thinking about using the mount head on a steel peir, would the farus metal effect the gps signal. thanks, donnie

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Phil Sherman
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 12/07/10

Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Re: question about my gps unit new [Re: donnie3]
      #5458084 - 10/06/12 03:15 PM

You're thinking about the effect of ferrous metal on a compass, which is a simple magnet. GPS units use satellite signals which aren't effected by nearby objects.

Phil


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donnie3
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/15/04

Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
Re: question about my gps unit new [Re: Phil Sherman]
      #5458093 - 10/06/12 03:22 PM

thanks phil, i was thinking about the celestron sky scout i had a while back. donnie

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