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    Re: Suitable Sextants - Mirrors
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Oct 12, 20:53 -0500

    > Your analysis though interesting, fails to take into account that a sextant's
    > mirrors are not used in a static state, and hence size does make a difference.
    > Consider that the platform is moving directionally, and rolling and pitching
    > all at the same time. There also is motion introduced by the user when he
    > rocks his arm to align for perpendicularity. BTW, my empahsis was on the
    > horizon.
    
    Joel
    
    I have no argument with your position on the practical advantages of larger
    mirrors and fully agree with you on that subject.  I have read many opinions
    about larger mirrors collecting more light, and that is what does not pass
    my common sense test on a theoretical (not practical) level.
    
    Sorry if I was not clear about that.
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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