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    Re: Lunar Distances with Frank's sextant
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Nov 6, 18:55 EST
    Fred, last week you wrote:
    "Just to tease Frank, I would have thought he would have let you use 
    his Plath rather than an old Simex!"
     
    Well, I would have if I still had one. <g> I view ebay sextant purchases as rentals. I can buy a sextant, experiment with it, assess its positive and negative features, and then sell it again. I'm usually only losing the cost of shipping in the transaction and sometimes I make a modest profit.
     
    But I have one old, inexpensive sextant that I have decided to hang onto since it gives excellent results most of the time for lunars. It was the second least expensive metal sextant I've bought on ebay. That's the one I loaned to Alex. Strictly, it's not a Simex. It's branded "International Nautical", but it looks exactly like a Simex. It's also nearly identical to an M.A.C. sextant. They're all licensed Tamayas apparently.
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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