A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2017 May 31, 10:57 -0700
I'm reading about the ИМС-3 (IMS-3, the Soviet "integrating maritime sextant") which has some mechanical device to intergate/average the angle by automagically moving the auxiliary minutes and degrees scales. These scales show the offset/correction value that should be added to the mail scale readings.
What I cannot find is a meaningfull description of how exactly such integrating averager is designed and how it does actually work.
Could you please shed a light on the topic?
Thank you in advance.