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    Re: Advice on Box Sextant
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2016 Mar 30, 08:14 +0100

    ​I think you did very well Sean. Box sextants on ebay are something ​of a minefield, I have always thought. 

    I have a Troughton, which seems in all respects identical, except that it came without a telescope. I am not sure that it ever had a telescope even though it would appear that it was made to allow one to be inserted. I am curious to know what magnification the telescope is - and is it a Galilean scope or is the image inverted? Too, what sort of filter can be inserted into the telescope - by how much does it reduce the light?

    Thanks

    Geoffrey
       
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