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    Re: New Soviet era sextant SNO-T
    From: Bruce Cutting
    Date: 2020 Sep 14, 18:00 -0600

    The SNO-T is an excellent sextant (I have 2).  I would keep it till
    you are sure how strong your CN interest is.  Go ahead and purchase
    one of the less expensive plastic (or whatever) sextants to learn.
    Once you are commuted (in several senses of the meaning), start using
    the SNO-T - it is an excellent instrument.
    Some relevant questions:
    Did it come with "tools" and spare mirror - "new" ones generally do
    Which tools were included (picture would be informative)
    Try moving the index arc - sole of the unused SNO-Ts have grease set
    up to the point where the arc can't be released.
    Be careful if you try to adjust the mirror as it is quite easy to
    damage the adjusting mechanism, particularly if you don't have the
    appropriate tools.
    Take a look at the lens in the low power telescope to see if there is
    any "crazing" in the optics - most will show some - it is not a big
    deal in terms of optical quality and it can be (reasonably) easily
    Does it have a vernier scale on the micrometer - very few did - its
    not a big deal if it does not, but it is a cool feature to have.
    Some pictures of exactly what you ave would be interesting.
    Have fun with it - it is a very fine instrument.
    Quoting Markku Kalima :
    > Hi there! I just bought a rare, new or unused Soviet sextant.
    > What's your opinion. Should I start to use that sextant or would it
    > be wanted by some collector? I'm just learning celestial navigation,
    > so I dont really need a museum device, but only a proper sextant.
    > What might be the value of this kind of sextant be (in Europe)?
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