A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2018 Apr 17, 10:40 -0700
Interesting question, Frank. As I look at your two photos, I think I would prefer it if my own sextant lacked the small vernier scale. I end up squinting at my small vernier for a good 5 seconds to decide what it is telling me. I think I could probably estimate the tenths of a minute by eye in a fraction of the time.
Perhaps I will tape over the small vernier on my Tamaya and see if it helps me take sights with less squinting.