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    Re: Sextant telescope
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2010 Nov 30, 17:20 -0800

    Almost inevitably, my SNO-T was at the bottom of a pile of sextant cases...

    From the details that can be seen, I am pretty sure that this _is_ a SNO-T telescope. It may be earlier or later than the one usually seen, but perhaps more likely, the original fork broke off and has been replaced in its present position by someone in an instrument workshop. Bent aluminium pressure die castings have an unfortunate tendency to break when persuaded to return to normal. If it had happened to me, I would have done exactly what seems to have been done to Gary's 'scope: filed off the broken stub, repainted the tube, and turned up a seat on the tube for a rising piece scavenged from another instrument.

    Bill Morris
    Pukenui
    New Zealand
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