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    Re: Clear side of horizon mirrors has reflecting properties.
    From: Bob GW
    Date: 2020 Oct 14, 10:21 -0700

    Thank goodness for that.  I thought it was just my eyes, or the age of my sextant.  True the books don’t mention it, but they happily tell you to swing the sextant like a real sailor man to find the vertical, and there wouldn’t be much point in doing that you weren’t getting a reflection of the body from the clear horizon glass for at least some of the swing.  

    It’s more of a problem using an artificial horizon, especially if you’re an edge to edge enthusiast.  It’s sometimes a job worki Thank goodness for that.  I thought it was just my eyes, or the age of my sextant.  True the books don’t mention it, but they happily tell you to swing the sextant like a real sailor man to find the vertical, and there wouldn’t be much point in doing that you weren’t getting a reflection of the body from the clear horizon glass for at least some of the swing.  

    What is an edge to edge enthusiast mean?

       
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