ship gyrocompass / electronic
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Gyrocompass - Accurately Locating Directions Aboard Ship -
Gyrocompasses TG-8000 Locating directions on the high seas is fundamental to navigation. Our ancestors relied on the stars, but today we measure the direction aboard ship in the following ways.
Celestial observation (the sun and the polar star)
Of these, the primary instrument for locating directions is the gyrocompass. Each method has its own strengths and weaknesses, but the gyrocompass can be widely used in all types of vessels, from small boats to large ships.
The main features of the gyrocompass are:
It correctly indicates the direction.
It can serially output directional signals to other equipment.
It can be placed anywhere.
It is not affected by the ship's magnetic compass or other disturbances.