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#1 emptynest

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:32 PM

Can someone recommend a good digital altimeter? I'm newbie dob owner, a Z8. I had one when I was still in refractorville, permantly attached to the ota, and it was pretty usefull. BTW, the tube is steal on my a dob so a magnetic one would be cool.
Thanks.


Edited by father&son, 25 March 2017 - 10:47 PM.


#2 smeyer8015

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:34 PM

http://www.harborfre...auge-95998.html

 

 

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#3 clearwaterdave

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:03 PM

I have a Craftsman digital level.,about $25.,the lighted display is a bit bright..,



#4 Abhat

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:53 AM

I have this one. https://www.amazon.c..._=ams_ad_dp_ttl

 

The green light is pretty bright. You may have to mask it with a red tape.


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#5 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:29 AM

I have a Craftsman digital level.,about $25.,the lighted display is a bit bright..,

I have a Craftsman, it's the $35 model, I think I got it for about $25 on sale.

 

It seems to accurate to within the 0.1 degree least significant digit.. it has a magnet base so mounting it on a Z-8 is not a problem.

 

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#6 Adun

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:36 AM

You can build one yourself, like I did (see thread here).

 

You can also use a smartphone, some sort of velcro holder, and the free SkyEye app.



#7 Kfrank

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:06 AM

The OP asked about an ALTIMETER but most responses point to INCLINOMETERS. 

 

So, what is the OP actually looking for?



#8 emptynest

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

Sorry, inclinometers. I tried the sky eye app. Due to the fact that smartphones are notoriously sensitive to magnetic fields and EMI, I'v stopped using the smartphone.

#9 clearwaterdave

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:13 PM

I made this gauge for my Z8.,circles 001.jpg



#10 Joe Gerardi

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

Got an Android smartphone?

 

Inclinometer.

 

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#11 vtornado

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:18 PM

I got a capri model from amazon.  The reason being that it uses AAA batteries instead of button cells.

It lasts a long time, and I have rechargable batteries.  It is magnetic and easily mounts to the steel dob tube.

It is a bit bright.  On my to do list is to add a piece of red plastic over the top of the display.



#12 penguinx64

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:29 AM

I use one similar to this sometimes.  The magnetic base easily sticks on the tube.

 

https://www.lowes.co...9c-fdea512ca207




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