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    Re: Japanese Sextant Inst Corr (was Pocket sextant)
    From: FS
    Date: 2006 Jan 26, 18:38 -0800

    --- Jim Hickey  wrote:
    
    >... manufacturers certificate indicating the instrument
    >error at various angle ranges.
    >There is an error of 10 seconds indicated for only one angle
    >range (20 to 30 degrees if I recall right) the rest of the
    >ranges indicate 0 error. Having seen the accuracy claims
    >listed for the various sextant manufacturers out there,
    >Oaklet seems to have made a bold claim. Any thoughts?
    >Does anyone else have a certificate that shows such a small
    >amount of error? Just curious and realize fully the instrument
    >error is the least of your worries.
    ------
    
    Hi Jim-
    
    Fwiw, my 1976 MAC-4L Sextant (Measure-All Corp, Tokyo)
    (Looks just like a Tamaya of the same vintage)
    has its original correction certificate which lists
    a correction of  0  for the entire arc.  Not 0", just 0.
    
    -Jeff Schroeder
    Gulf Breeze, Florida
    30?23.4'N   87?05.7'W
    
    
    
    
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