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    Re: Astro compass Mk11 - 6A/1174
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 Jan 22, 00:58 -0800
    Celestatire has astro compasses for sale:
    http://www.celestaire.com/

    They also have the bases for $35 in the print catalog but it isn't shown in the online catalog.

    You may find these links interesting.

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=100889

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?y=200607&i=100891

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=100893&y=200607

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Re-Navigation-FogSKY-COMPASS-LaPook-mar-2009-g7656
    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Navigation-Fog-LaPook-feb-2007-g2188
    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Navigation-Fog-LaPook-feb-2007-g2191



    Astro Compass/ zenith compass

    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2017.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2002.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2014.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2015.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2002.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2012.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2005.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/102191.imgp2006.jpg

    http://www.fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=107656


    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/107947.1st.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/107947.2d.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/107947.3rd.jpg
    http://www.fer3.com/arc/img/107947.4th.jpg

    gl


    --- On Sat, 1/21/12, Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com> wrote:

    From: Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe@compuserve.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Astro compass Mk11 - 6A/1174
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10:53 PM

    Hello Wil, welcome aboard!

    Some photos of this instrument can be seen here. http://www.freewebs.com/tedbrink1/greatbritain.htm#243257974

    I am interested to see that the thing has radium in it! Mine certainly does not glow in the dark, so I guess radium was only added to some. A Google search will find you a manual and any amount of information on them, see for example http://www.scribd.com/doc/3856694/AstroCompass-Manual

    They are meant for use on a levelled mount, so no good for sailboats I am afraid :-(

    Geoffrey Kolbe

    At 05:50 22/01/2012, you wrote:

    Hello. I'm a 'new member', having found my way to this site today. I have an interest in navigation and am following the guidance to make an initial post, so here goes....

    Sitting on my desk is an 'A.M. astro compass MkII 6.A/1174 ( Section/reference ) which is closely similar to that illustrated in my copy of Bowditch 1962, p.626, Figure 2515.

    I'd be pleased to add a couple of pics, but 'File attachments allowed from established NavList members only'......

    My dusty old instrument has neither 'levels' - hence no 'lubber line' - nor 'astro-compass standard'baseplate. In other respects it seems 'all there'.

    Should any member care to offer any guidance on if/how I might put this interesting device to some use, perhaps on my sailboat (!!)I'd be both intrigued and grateful.

    Wil B.


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