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    Re: Two men and the Old Man stage horizontal angle sights
    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?

    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22820655?search[page]=2&search[path]=items&search[text]=sextant

    An unidentified naval officer using a sextant  - ca 1880 - 1920s...................which Navy?

    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/29939733?search[path]=items&search[text]=sextant

    Unidentified crew member, of the seaplane, Centaurus, using a sextant, Imperial Airways Ltd. ca 1939

    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/23115478?search[page]=2&search[path]=items&search[text]=sextant

    Cadets R I Garrett and M B Thompson with sextant  1948

    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22740231?search[page]=2&search[path]=items&search[text]=sextant

    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?

    https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19310430.2.52

       
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