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    Re: Another crazy sextant pic
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Oct 26, 01:55 +0000
    I forwarded the link to some friends who know celestial but are not NavList members.

    When one inserts a link into Yahoo mail, it actually shows the first few lines of the link's contents, not just the URL itself.   For some weird reason, this Yahoo expansion showed a taller picture - uncropped at the bottom - of the sextant user:

    https://s.yimg.com/vv//api/res/1.2/63H7vYILozSzSJdubIjmUQ--/YXBwaWQ9bWFpbDtmaT1maWxsO2g9MTY4O3B5b2ZmPTA7dz0xNjg-/http://www.trbimg.com/img-562c5f98/turbine/la-na-celestial-navigation-20151025.cf.jpg

    From that, you can see that this thoroughly modern sextant such as our midshipmen will be using does not have a micrometer drum!!!   Welcome to the 19th century...


    From: Paul Saffo <NoReply_PaulSaffo@fer3.com>
    To: luabel{at}ymail.com
    Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:52 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Another crazy sextant pic

    See this link in the LA Times, the latest in all the chit-chat about the USNA "teaching" CelNav: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-celestial-navigation-20151025-story.html
    Note the pic of the sextant... the scope has been screwed in backwards!


       
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