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Polaris shots during daylight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Billy Brooks Jan 11. 4 Replies

Billy,It is a lost art, but was very essential back in the day.  I have a slight correction to your post and that is the ability to take Polaris shots during daylight hours.  Yes it can be done and…Read more →

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"Hi Everyone, This link pages and files ,contains Sun and Polaris Ephemerii for the year of 2016 for the use by land Surveyors.If just for fun, give it a try. Sun and Polaris Ephemerii for the year of 2016…"
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"Ron ,Do you know Jason Foose, I told him, or asked him to join LSU, but i think he is to busy.,anyway good day."
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Polaris shots during daylight

Billy,It is a lost art, but was very essential back in the day.  I have a slight correction to your post and that is the ability to take Polaris shots during daylight hours.  Yes it can be done and have done it many times.  The great advantage obviously is surveying at night is not generally very efficient. The disadvantage is being able to find that little light easily.  One drawback is that the sky must be perfectly clear with no haze or pollution.  This was usually the condition in the…See More
Sep 22, 2016
Billy Brooks replied to Ron Dry's discussion Polaris shots during daylight
"Hi Ron, Thanks for sparking my interest in a day time observation again, I had gave up on it. That was the main reason why i did not mention it. Because it seem impossible to me.  I have also talked to others that were also unable to do it. For…"
Sep 21, 2016
Billy Brooks replied to Ron Dry's discussion Polaris shots during daylight
"Hi Ron, Glad to talk to you, I have never  sighted Polaris in the day , but have read about it before. yes on the clear skies and the City lights hurt also. I did not get into details on Polaris, Dr. Elgin, Knowles and Senne go over every thing…"
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Polaris shots during daylight

Billy,It is a lost art, but was very essential back in the day.  I have a slight correction to your post and that is the ability to take Polaris shots during daylight hours.  Yes it can be done and have done it many times.  The great advantage obviously is surveying at night is not generally very efficient. The disadvantage is being able to find that little light easily.  One drawback is that the sky must be perfectly clear with no haze or pollution.  This was usually the condition in the…See More
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Welcome to the Surveying CommunityThis marks the beginning of a surveying legacy for our new Land Surveyors United member, Ron Dry. Welcome Ron Dry Your legacy in surveying will forever be remembered starting here. If it weren't for this member, we may have never known surveying culture in their corner of earth.

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I am here because I am a.
Government Professional
Introduction to other Surveyors. One or more sentence Bio about your Relationship with Surveying
I began surveying in 1964 for 65 cents an hour and never turned back. I surveyed in private industry for 30 years throughout the Western US & Saudi Arabia. For the past 22 years i have worked for city governments.
Company
City of Surprise
Location for Member Map
N 33°37'47.72489" W -112°22'08.40910"
Licenses Certifications or Awards
RLS Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington
Awards: ACEC of Arizona: Grand Award 2007
ACEC of Arizona: Judges Choice Award 2007
ACEC (National): Honorable Mention 2007
Arizona Professional Land Surveyors Project of the Year 2007
I have experience with the following
GPS, cadastral, topographic, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, GIS, teaching, Aerial, Construction, I Teach Surveying
How many years have you been surveying?
52 years: Level of experience: 7
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass

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At 10:35pm on September 23, 2016, Billy Brooks said…

Ron ,Do you know Jason Foose, I told him, or asked him to join LSU, but i think he is to busy.,anyway good day.

At 10:29pm on September 23, 2016, Billy Brooks said…

Ron ,I think your Level of experience is much ,much higher, Good to know you.

billy

At 4:21pm on December 13, 2012, Francisco Jose Oliveira Domingos said…

Welcome Ron Dry`s

 
 
 

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