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    Re: Bubble Sextant
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2008 Jul 14, 13:10 -0700
    Also go back to the "introduction" thread in May 0f 2008; the "flight Navigation" thread in March of 2007; the "direct methods" thread November 2007 and the "raw data for bubble" thread in March 2007 for additional infrmation.

    gl

    bubi352 wrote:
    Thanks guys. I will definitely look more into recommendations you guys
    made. I am enrolled in the Starpath distance learning course. Very
    interesting subject!
    
    
    
    On Jul 4, 6:53 pm, "Hewitt Schlereth" <hhe...@gmail.com> wrote:
      
    Hello -
    
    When I was landlocked I used a Navy Mark V bubble sextant with
    2-minute sight averager. To use you wound the thing with a built-in
    key on the bottom and then, by turning a knob, held the star or sun or
    moon or planet next to a bubble that appeared when you looked into the
    eyepiece. When the averager stopped, the average altitude showed n a
    window. i loved it and often wish i still had it as it had a prism in
    it that let it be used with a sea horizon. It was kind of heavy, but
    that didn't bother me because in use you hold it up with your arms
    against your chest rather than out and away as with a marine sextant.
    I believe I got it from Celestaire in Wichita Kansas. You can probably
    get a picture of one by Googling. Be prepared for a surprise - it
    looks more like Robbie Robot than a sextant.
    
    Welcome to the forum.
    
    Hewitt Schlereth
    
    On 7/3/08, bubi352 <benjaminriec...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    
    
    
    
    
        
     I am new to this group and new to celestial navigation. I currently
     work as an airline pilot and fly extensively over water at night. I
     have developed a keen interest in determining my position the old
     fashion way.
          
     Could someone tell me which bubble sextant I should buy?
     What should I be looking on a bubble sextant?
     Where can I buy one?
          
     Thank you in advance.
          
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