A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David Pike
Date: 2015 Aug 30, 00:46 -0700
Paul Saffo wrote "the sun is in the opposite direction of where the officer is sighting, and (even better) there is no scope on the sextant! See screen grab below."
Do you need a scope on the sextant to shoot the sun? I'm sure it helps, but is it essential? The sextant I made only had a pretend scope with no lenses in it to make it look like a real sextant, and it even worked with bright stars. Dave