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    Re: Bubble sextant intervention needed.
    From: Paul Dolkas
    Date: 2012 Oct 19, 08:40 -0700

    Ronald-

     

    anything white will reflect badly on the inside of the perspex so as to make the use more difficult than having it all black.”

    Makes perfect sense to me too. I kinda figured there must have been a reason for it – thanks!

     

    -Paul

     

    From: navlist-bounce@fer3.com [mailto:navlist-bounce@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Ronald van Riet
    Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 1:30 AM
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Bubble sextant intervention needed.

     

    Bubble sextants were IMHO mostly used in aircraft, where at any altitude you have more of an issue with freezing than with baking. Also, using them in a dark aircraft through the astrodome (a perspex bubble), anything white will reflect badly on the inside of the perspex so as to make the use more difficult than having it all black.
    Seems to make a whole lot of sense to me...

    Ronald
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