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    Re: Newbie question on recently acquired sextant.
    From: Federico Rossi
    Date: 2003 Oct 9, 17:50 +0200

    Dear James,
    SNO-T sextant is basically a Russian copy of a Freiberger sextant. It
    usually came with two telescopes, a low-power Galilean telescope giving a
    direct image of the horizon and the stars, and a higher power astronomical
    telescope giving reversed images and equipped with a crosshair reticle.
    I prefer to use the galilean telescope because it's more comfortable and its
    power is in my opinion more than enough.
    I don't know if your sextant came along with an english instruction booklet,
    anyway i've got one and I've recently scanned it and put it in .pdf format
    for other members of this list.
    it's quite a big file (approx. 6.5 Mb), if you want I can mail you a copy.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Dawkins, James" 
    Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 5:16 PM
    Subject: Newbie question on recently acquired sextant.
    > Hello all,
    > I  was referred here from another site with my question.  I have
    > recently purchased a sextant and have begun to teach myself celestial
    > nav.   I was looking for information on Russian SNO-T (circa 1974)
    > sextants.  This one has a most powerful scope but the image is reversed.
    > There are four crosshairs forming a square in the center.  Any
    > information about this sextant would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you
    > in advance.
    > James Dawkins
    > Programmer / Analyst
    > Transportation Safety Board
    > Email: james.dawkins{at}tsb.gc.ca
    > Tel No: (819) 994-8033
    > Fax No: (819) 994-6758

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