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    Re: Sextant Terms
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2007 Oct 21, 17:30 -0600

    
    On 21 Oct 2007, at 12:57 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > So to summarise; reflecting quadrants, Hadley quadrants, and
    > "Hadleys" were
    > exactly the same thing as octants, under a different name. All are
    > double-reflecting. They all had an arc of 45 degrees, and all could
    > measure
    > angles up to 90 degrees.
    
    That's a very useful paragraph: It should be in Wikipedia!  It clears
    up a lot of confusion.
    
    Thanks George.
    
    Dan
    
    
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