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    SNO-T Sextant
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2004 Aug 10, 12:33 EDT
    LOOK MA! I'm using the inverting 'scope!

    I bought a SNO-T sextant because I wanted an inverting 'scope. Telescopes on the Russian sextant fit my Tamaya. But, after a bit of experience, I figured I might as well be trying to juggle riding a unicycle as learn to use that damned 'scope.

    Then, yesterday morning, it was convenient to quit what I was doing every half-hour or so and take a few quick shots with the inverting 'scope. Before the morning was over I'd gotten the hang of it. I was afraid that would mess up my reactions when using the regular scope, but found it hadn't.

    The SNO-T was quite sticky. Taking off the barrel that contains the worm screw would have required driving out a drift pin. So I followed Joel's suggestion, gave it a shot of WD 40, and ran the screw the length of the arc both ways. Good as new! Now I have a sextant that can measure up to 140 degrees.

    Bruce
       
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