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Wndsn Height Calculator

High-precision height calculator. Companion to Wndsn Telemeters: Low tech, high utility graphical distance & altitude computers from the Wndsn applied science lab.

By way of using a Wndsn Quadrant or Telemeter measuring degrees or a hairline graticule measuring mil or moa or any other instrument or technique that returns the angular size of a known object, we can determine the height of that object.

Calculate height.


Determine S (use any unit (cm, mm, inches, etc.) for S, at angular size α)


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1        rad =  57.3    deg
6.2832   rad = 360      deg = 6283.2   mil = 21,600     minutes (moa)
0.017453 rad =   1      deg =   17.453 mil =     60     minutes (moa)
                 0.0573 deg =    1     mil =      3.438 minutes (moa)

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