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    Re: Octants in Winslow Homer's "8 Bells" Painting
    From: Philip Lange
    Date: 2015 Apr 13, 10:35 -0400
    Perhaps a NavList member who is conversant with Wikipedia editing could change the references on the Eight Bells page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Bells   from Sextant to Octant? 

    On 04/12/2015 04:01 PM, Hewitt Schlereth wrote:
    Did not think of the index arm. The mood of the scene just made me think 'time sight.'


    On Apr 11, 2015, at 3:36 PM, Don Seltzer <NoReply_Seltzer@fer3.com> wrote:

    On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:36 PM, Hewitt Schlereth <NoReply_Schlereth@fer3.com> wrote:

    Judging by the shadows, I guess it's it's around either 8am or 4pm?

    To my eye, the shadows on the hats suggest that the sun is fairly high.  But more definitive is the position of the index arm, slightly past halfway.  50° perhaps?

    Don Seltzer

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