FC5/Chief, Guidance Officer SectionDEC 18 196767-FM-T-125FM/Deputy ChiefDo you want a program to calibrate the COAS?
1. Charlie, I am afraid I goofed up when I sent the attached memo out open-loop. Most likely nothing is getting done. I am sending this over to you in case you would like to get one of your people to initiate the standard FCD procedure to have something implemented.
2. Incidentally, some people have apparently been discussing a procedure for doing this whole thing onboard. It involved bore- sighting the COAS on a known star and then calling the alignment routine which displays sextant shaft and trunion angles for that star. I gather it is not quite as straightforward as that. Since those values will be outside the mechanical limits of the sextant, it may be necessary to interrogate the memory and read out in octal. John Norton, for one, could give you more detail if you are interested.