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    Re: Sextant platform for lunars
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2016 Jul 10, 03:16 -0700
    In high latitudes anyway, it can require some contortionism to measure the nearly-horizontal angle between the moon and the other-body. Did anybody ever devise a (possibly gimbled) rest on which a sextant could be mounted for such work?
    Geoffrey Kolbe

    Not exactly lunars, but Roald Amundsen states towards the end of Ch12 of ‘The South Pole’ that prior to their series of hourly observations at the pole they built two pillars of snow, one to place the artificial horizon on and one to rest the sextant on when not in use. DaveP

       
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