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    Re: Bubble Sextant
    From: B Riecken
    Date: 2008 Jul 4, 19:26 -0700

    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"  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  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.
    >
    > > �Bubi- Hide quoted text -
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