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    Re: What do stars look like in your eye?
    From: Ken Muldrew
    Date: 2004 Apr 24, 22:58 -0600

    >  If you see something else through your sextant
    > --a spikey point as you've described-- try using one of your sextant's
    > shades to reduce the planet's dazzling brightness.
    
    I figured this out about 1/2 an hour ago while taking a sight of Venus
    ("Hey, these front shades are too light to be for the sun, I wonder what
    they could be for?"). Boy, do I feel silly. What a difference it made.
    They're also tremendous for reducing the brightness of the moon when
    using stars.
    
    
    

       
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