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    Re: Sextant "side error" and star-star sights
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Dec 5, 16:11 EST
    Alex E quoted me:
    "Side error is eliminated when the index mirror"
     
    Sorry, sorry. That was a misprint. I meant horizon mirror. One eliminates side error by getting the horizon mirror perpendicular (after the index mirror has already been set perpendicular by the usual methods).
     
    And wrote:
    " I always have a very small side error due to the horizon mirror"
     
    Hmm. So you're still getting inconsistent results for star-star sights even with a little "side error" gap between the two images. Curiouser and curiouser... I was hoping this might prove helpful for your issue.
     
    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois
       
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