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    Re: Gyro sextant
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2019 Jan 24, 10:01 -0800

    Hello.

    Since this type of sextant was actually used in the field (at sea) - it worked somehow. However I can't understand how could it settle to a local vertical on a rocking boat? How could a navigator check it has settled? This requires a steady platform methinks... Was an U-boat of the era stable enough (even if submerged)?

    Also it must have been VERY inconvenient to use.

    Regards,

    Tony

    60°N 30°E

       
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