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    Re: WWII Sextant
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Feb 21, 09:37 -0500

    Gary,
    
    I see you found the Yahoo sextant list, and Jim Dullea answered your
    question there.  Another source of information on dating of Navy
    sextants might be John Luykx, who has Navtrak Nautical;  Cliff
    Sojurner gave you the link to his web page.  He is extremely
    knowledgeable, and, in fact has written for The Navigation
    Foundation's newsletter.
    
    To start a discussion on this list on why one would want to make
    sextant observations as accurate as possible, consider if you were in
    command of a naval vessel 30 years ago in hot pursuit near shore in
    bad conditions.  Wouldn't you be more comfortable if your celestial
    fixes were as accurate as possible assuming they were the basis for
    your DR position?  The reason I limit this to 30 years ago is that,
    nowadays, the automated star trackers might be more accurate than
    humans.
    
    Fred
    
    
    

       
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