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    Re: Heath Hezzanith question
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2007 Oct 23, 22:10 -0400

    
    Frank,
    
    > Is the paint slightly radioactive?
    
    Few years ago one expert on this list
    explained everything about luminiscent paints,
    but I forgot who was that.
    
    This paint is not radioactive: a radioactive paint
    would glow permanently, and this one glows only for
    about 20 minutes after an exposire to bright light.
    And the manual recommends to expose the sextant to light
    for 5 minutes before a night observation.
    It is like the glowing arrows on the modern watches.
    
    > Perhaps it should carry a
    > warning: do not
    > lick the sextant. May cause cancer. :->
    
    You need a very long and thin toungue to reach it:-)
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
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