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    Re: Sextant infos
    From: Aubrey O´Callaghan
    Date: 2002 Jan 29, 10:59 AM

    this is a Russian Cetus sextant. I have one.
    There should be 2 telescopes. One with cross-hairs which also magnifies - I
    will have to get mine out to see hat the magnification is... (i'm writing
    this from my office). The second eyepiece shows the image the correct way
    I bought mine in canaries just before Atlantic crossing (I already had a
    Freiberger on board) for about 150 pounds. They used to be sold by Sewills
    (sp ?) in UK for about 400 pounds + in UK about 8 years ago.
    It's a very good sextant, fairly heavy allowing it to be easily stabilized
    when taking sights from a small boat. I liked the "coloured" shades,
    excellent for obtaining a clear image of the sun. The disadvantage is that
    mine has a split mirror vs a full mirror on my Freiberger
    Throughout the crossing I used both sextants for daily positions shooting,
    Sun, Moon and planet sights (not simultaneously). I cannot really say which
    I preferred; I like them both.
    At 12:27 29/01/02, you wrote:
    >A friend bought a Russian sextant through e-bay and is looking for infos.
    >He received the sextant in his wooden box.
    >Screwed to the box are 2 small engraved plates
    >A small ( 10mm x 30mm ) engraved plate shows  SNO-M
    >A bigger one ( 20mm x 40mm ) shows a circle in the middle with the letter K
    >followed by a figure that looks like a 6.  Years, serial numbers, etc. also
    >appears on the plate.
    >The instrument in painted grey (probably aluminum).
    >When you look through the eyepiece (scope), the image is reversed like in a
    >Glued inside the cover of the box are 2 pieces of paper with various
    >inscriptions (probably corrections to be applied or something similar but
    >can not decepher exept for the numbers as it is written in Russian)
    >Any infos ???
    >many thanks
    >Pierre Boucher
    >                X
    >              XX X                                 Pierre Boucher N
    >            XXX XX               formation en navigation de plaisance
    >          XXXX XXX                 Ste-Therese (Quebec) Canada
    >        XXXXX XXX
    >      XXXXXX XXX          la "VOILE"...  le reste n'est que du vent...
    >  XXXXXXXXXXXXXX       ''Sail, Sail !''... the rest is only wind
    >            XXXX                      EMAIL: pboucher@lavoile.com
    >            XXX                               "http://www.lavoile.com"
    Aubrey O'Callaghan
    Wandrin' Star of Dart
    Rival 38
    Contact: Venezuela,
    Puerto La Cruz
    00-58-414-8205350 (Cellular)
    00-58-281 2818 9379

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