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    Re: Getting to know a sextant.
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2017 Mar 4, 16:43 -0800

    Hello!

    Just managed to catch a hole in the clouds to use Jupiter to null-out the IE and the "siding" on my sextant. Now with a 6x30 scope I can fully overlay a star on itself when the drum and scale are 0°0'. Checked it on Spica near-by. Used a bench-hook to mount the sextant to a tripod.

    Also got a chance to evaluate for the back-slash - no detectable back-slash found, I guess - any residual error is due to my ageing vision.

    The FREIBERGER looks good! :)

    Cannot wait till the Moon is at a proper angle from anything.

    Regards,

    Tony

       
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