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    Advice concerning sextants
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 2010 Feb 22, 12:14 -0500
    There are many people of remarkable erudition on this list.  It is with some trepidation that I post the jejune request of a neophyte to celestial navigation for help concerning sextants.  I have been teaching myself the theory and mathematics of CN and now feel I need to start taking sights. What is the best buy for a beginner who wants one that is useable for actual navigation but who will probably never depend on it for that?  Are the Davis plastic sextants acceptable?  What are the chances that one bought used (ebay has many) is still accurate?   What actually do I need?

    Thanks in advance for any help you give!

    Dr. Patrick Goold
    Department of Philosophy
    Virginia Wesleyan College
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    757 455 3357
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