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    Re: Sextants and Airport Security
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 Apr 8, 18:09 -0700
    Yep, you can put the index prism right up against the window and the unique feature is that you can rotate the eyepiece to you can be looking within 30 degrees of the tail without being a contortionist. See the photos at:

    https://sites.google.com/site/fredienoonan/topics/pionneer-octant

    gl

    --- On Fri, 4/8/11, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---.com> wrote:

    From: Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Sextants and Airport Security
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Friday, April 8, 2011, 1:40 PM

    Gary,

    That A-7 bubble octant that you have is perfect (perhaps the best) for observing through commercial aircraft windows. It is reasonably compact with adjustable forward prisms to place right up to the port. If there is some way to remove the radium it would save the alarms at check in. Other passengers will think it is an antique movie camera. A padded camera bag may be a better way to travel with it.

    Greg Rudzinski

    P.S. Bubble octant models with two minute averagers will scare passengers for sure ;-)


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