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    Re: Sextant Terms
    From: Nicol�s de Hilster
    Date: 2007 Oct 24, 09:56 +0200

    Alexandre E Eremenko wrote:
    
    >Nicolas,
    >
    >> These were instruments from
    > >the 20th century when the term octant was
    >> mostly out-of-favor in English.
    >
    >The term "octant" is still used in English to designate
    >The cheaper wooden XIX century instruments of which
    >there are plenty on e-bay, and they really are
    >octants.
    
    That answered Frank Reed's question.
    
    In the meanwhile I contacted C. Plath for the pentagon prism, I'll let you know what comes up.
    
    Nicol�s 
    
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