Magnetic Compass

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Magnetic Compass
Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif
Type Survival Gear
Tech Level TL–2
Cost Cr10
Reference TBD
Size 0.1 liter
Weight 0.1 kg
Manufacturer Various
Also see Sensor

A Magnetic Compass indicates direction of local magnetic north, if the world has magnetic poles.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Most habitable worlds have magnetic fields to deflect solar radiation. May be influenced and give false readings in the vicinity of large masses of iron.

Sophisticated models (Cr100) may be used for coarse surveying or navigation tasks.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Compasses are usually tailored to the needs of a particular world, since alignment of magnetic pole with geographical pole varies with each world.

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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