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    Re: Purchasing a sextant
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2015 Oct 19, 11:32 -0400
    I still think the observer is far more important than the sextant. I still love to use my 150, or thereabouts, yo octant and for the usual observations, i.e., the sun, moon, planets and stars, get excellent results. But then again, i like old cars too. Seriuously though, there are lots of old instruments out there in excellent condition - they just don't have all the bells and whistles of the newer models; and not the fancy price tag.


    On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 1:27 AM, Diego Melas <NoReply_DiegoMelas@fer3.com> wrote:

    Hello Chris,

    I have an Freiberger Marine Sextant (German Build, purchased in 2012), and i think it is a good compromise between price and quality of the instrument. You consider that using the sextant in my work since sailed with the private boats. I have always had good results that i could compare in real time with electronic instruments on board. My advice is to buy a new sextant, and during its use always gotta take great care. It will certainly give you satisfaction. 

    Best regards

    Diego Melas                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cagliari (Italy)


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