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    Re: Tamaya Sextant Questions
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2014 May 13, 18:22 -0700

    Doug,

    There are many models of Tamaya. Post a pic. I use my Tamaya Jupiter with a 7x35mm scope for lunars. Results are generally better than 1' if I can get into a comfortable position to observe and view center field with just enough shading. The artificial horizon is generally better than 1.5' unless it is very windy. Heavy sextants seem to be steadier during windy conditions but can cause fatigue if held too long.

    Greg Rudzinski

    Tamaya Sextant Questions
    From: Doug MacPherson
    Date: 2014 May 13, 16:16 -0700
    There is a Tamaya sextant at a local antique store that appears to be from the 70's. It looks OK in the box and they are asking $600 for it; I believe I could negotiate down to $500.

    Are there things to look for that would indicate that it is in good operating condition that could be done in the store? What would they be?

    Would I expect to see a significant increase in accuracy over my Astra IIIb that I currently use? I typically get to within a mile or two with sites from the beach and using an artificial horizon.

    I enjoy doing lunars but my accuracy there is hit or miss. Would the Tamaya get me better lunars, or should the operator (me( work harder at perfecting his skills with the Astra?

    Thanks,

    Doug
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