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    Re: Sextant Davis
    From: Pierre Boucher
    Date: 2000 Dec 08, 7:24 AM

    >Hi! I'm just starting celestial nav, and I bought a Davis Mk15 to train
    >from the ground before trying from a bouncing boat. No problem with the
    >sextant (I mean, I'm a beginner, so I don't need a very accurate one), but
    >I have problems when aiming at the sun and going down to catch the
    >horizon: the sun appears in the tube, above the mirror. Paintful! and
    >dangerous too. What's wrong?
    >  I'm thinking of sticking lots of black
    >celotape around the filters...
    >Guillaume.
    
    First, you should aim at the horizon (Not at the Sun) and bring the Sun down
    Second, DON'T alter the filters as this might (will) distort reflected image.
    
    Pierre
    

       
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