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    Re: SNOT design. Was: Why is a sextant like it is?
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Nov 19, 21:47 +0000
    Please send me a picture of your sextant or better yet post it on a website where everyone can see it. I will reserve my comments until then.
    Joel Jacobs
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    -------------- Original message from Alexandre Eremenko <eremenko{at}MATH.PURDUE.EDU>: --------------

    > Dear Chuck:
    > >Add to
    > >that if the handle were on the opposite side as now,
    > >the arm would have to
    > >be in the back between the legs.
    > >Otherwise the handle would have to span the
    > >entire front to avoid interfering with the arm.
    > >This would add weight to the sextant.
    > This message made me inspect my SNO-T again,
    > and I found an interesting thing.
    > Its design is very different from the conventional one.
    > You can see this in many web photographs on e-bay.
    > In most traditional sextants, the arm moves
    > "in front of" or "above" the frame.
    > In SNO-T (and Freiberger) it moves "inside" the frame.
    > The frame i! s of "two layer" construction.
    > And the arm moves between these two layers.
    > This is very different from the C.Plath-type
    > (Tamaya, Astra, SNO-M) and British
    > sextants I know.
    > Alex.
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