A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2016 Dec 2, 17:30 -0800
In the following links click on "See Original Record" and an Access Digital Content button will appear. This lets you view the hi res version but unfortunately (AFAIK) not download it.
Captain looking through a sextant [?] in the seaplane Aotearoa in Suva, Fiji survey flight Sept 1939 .....type of sextant?
An unidentified naval officer using a sextant - ca 1880 - 1920s...................which Navy?
Unidentified crew member, of the seaplane, Centaurus, using a sextant, Imperial Airways Ltd. ca 1939
Cadets R I Garrett and M B Thompson with sextant 1948
I came across the following 1931 story by chance. Did anything come of the Cloud Piercing Sextant? I have visions of wires running to a battery powered valve (tube) amplifier. With modern technology would such a sextant be feasible and if so what sort of accuracy might be expected?