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    Re: Celestaire vs Freiberger Yacht Sextant
    From: Robert Gainer
    Date: 2004 Aug 2, 10:14 +0000

    The US source is Clausen,
    I have the full size Freiberger and use it for any day-to-day work. On very
    windy or rough days my C&P is a little easier to hold steady. I can�t say
    enough about the Freiberger however.
    Robert Gainer
    >From: Jared Sherman 
    >Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List 
    >Subject: Re: Celestaire vs Freiberger Yacht Sextant
    >Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 00:32:26 -0400
    >One nice point to the Freiberger Yacht Sextant (I haven't met the larger
    >model) is that the standard telescope adjusts by revolving the FRONT rather
    >than the REAR of the tube. This means that when you press your eye to the
    >eye cup, the scope will not be moved out of focus by any motion from your
    >head. And that, in turn, makes a consistent sharp focus easier. Someone at
    >Freiberger was thinking ahead of C&P when they designed that.
    >I'm not sure of Freiberger's US distribution now, as of about two years ago
    >they didn't officially have any but several German, Dutch, and English
    >dealers were selling them including shipping to the US very reasonably, I
    >think around $550-$575 delivered. That might be an option to check out
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