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    Re: Making an artificial horizon
    From: Noell Wilson
    Date: 2014 Jun 2, 06:30 -0700

    I think that Alan’s comment suggests a valuable possibility – put the dark shades on the AH, save your eyes, and don’t use the sextant shades.

    I’ve developed a real fear of my 6” square AH and the single, or double, flashes of direct sunlight that keep sneaking through.

    Right now I put the AH on top of a silver car. I’ve had to cut a big piece of cardboard to block the reflections off the car and wear dark glasses that help but are not in the same league with the noon sun(s) in Georgia.
    Now I’m thinking in terms of a No. 12 welding shade with opaque side shields to completely block the sun as long as you didn’t look over the top of the shade. I’d have to shrink the mirror size and get closer for a wide field of view but that’s not all bad.

    I’m apologize if someone has already mentioned this and I missed it.
    Regards, Noell

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