Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Astra IIIb: First Impressions
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2014 Mar 11, 15:14 -0700

    Sean C:

    Re saving for a chronometer, noway is it my business to tell the other fellow how/where to spend his money, especially since I wasn't asked for an opinion.

    That having been said,I've had a Casio G-Shock "atomic watch" for several years.Bought it at Amazon, and as I recall,the cost was no more than $50,delivered, possibly less.

    Looking at Official Time,then NIST/Naval Observatory Time, it's a moving time tic, the watch (digital) and time shown at this web site are, within the limits of observation, in complete agreement. Add to this, other functions in he Casio watch, and it strikes me that the G-Shock watch is a good buy. I have, by the way, no connection with Casio. Your call though.

    As to the Astra, I think you will be more than happy with it, despite it being considerably heavier than the Davis Mk.15,which I have used a little. Who knows, but what you might also end up with a larger telescope, the 7 x 35mm monocular offered by Celstaire for instance.
    NavList message boards and member settings: www.fer3.com/NavList
    Members may optionally receive posts by email.
    To cancel email delivery, send a message to NoMail[at]fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site