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    Ball Recording Sextant - Howsit Work?
    From: Lee Copp
    Date: 2000 Jun 22, 2:36 PM

    I got one of these dudes from Ebay (the price was right) and have been
    having fun figuring out how it worked. The built in horizon makes
    practice shots in the driveway pretty easy. You can see a picture of a
    similar unit at
    (notice that the scope is mounted backward).
    I am totally stumped in figuring out exactly what the ball recording
    mechanism does and how it transfers it's information to the 4 sided
    recorder in its base. It looks like it would help provide additional
    correction based on how "plumb" the sextant is held at the time of
    sighting, but what does the scale on the bottom mean?
    I would like to chat with anyone with knowledge or perhaps even
    operating instructions.
    Thanks in Advance
    Lee Copp

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