Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Having trouble
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 2012 Jan 10, 19:46 -0500
    Greg,
    I have the "practice bubble horizon" that Celestaire sells.  No good at night.  Is there an illuminated version that does not cost $900?

    I recall the scene from Das Boot.  I try to imagine Tintin directed by Wolgang Petersen.  

    Patrick


    On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Patrick,

    You must of course keep after it until mastered. Try picking up a bubble sextant (octant) on ebay for backyard practice or through the kitchen window observations during winter. After putting in some hours with the bubble sextant then a regular sextant will seem rock solid.

    As for the movies - give Das Boot a watch. There is a great sextant and sight reduction scene where the whole crew is hovering over the poor navigator at the sub's chart table.

    Greg Rudzinski


    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    NavList message boards and member settings: www.fer3.com/NavList
    Members may optionally receive posts by email.
    To cancel email delivery, send a message to NoMail[at]fer3.com
    ----------------------------------------------------------------




    --
    Dr. Patrick Goold
    Department of Philosophy
    Virginia Wesleyan College
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    757 455 3357


       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site