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    Re: Sextant accuracies
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 Mar 17, 16:39 -0800

    They are made of clear plastic,are about 18 - 22 inches long on each arm.The
    arms are connected to and pivoted on a protractor or rose.One finds
    terrestrial points,lays one leg over each point and ones position is
    somewhere around the pivot.
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Peter Fogg [mailto:ffive@TPG.COM.AU]
    Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 16:14
    To: NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: Sextant accuracies
    
    
    > From: Rodney Myrvaagnes 
    
    > That doesn't mean you couldn't use a sextant. You just have to turn it
    > on its side. The angle between two charted objects generates a good
    > circular LOP.
    Could you go into a little more detail about this please
    
    >  A three-legged protractor can be used if you can see
    > three charted objects.
    >
    this too - never came across of these beasties - sounds vicious ..
    
    
    

       
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