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    Re: The Chichester Sun Compass
    From: Bob Goethe
    Date: 2022 Jul 24, 10:38 -0600
    Sun compasses and sundials are pretty much the same instrument.  In every case, they will be designed to work at a specific latitude.  The further you move from that latitude, the less accurate they will become.


    "As I sail, I praise God, and care not."
    Luke Foxe, arctic explorer, 1634

    On Sun, Jul 24, 2022, 9:16 AM Stuart T <NoReply_StuartT@fer3.com> wrote:

    I recently came across this sun compass by Sir Chichester and thought it was interesting. The one thing that I can't figure out is the the following description, "It is designed for use anywhere in the world within 200 miles north and south of a line from Birmingham to Berlin."  200 mi N/S seems like it would be of limited use. I am assuming  they are referring to lattitude? Am I reading this incorrectly?  

    Has anyone ever used one of these sun compasses?


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