A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Ed Popko
Date: 2019 Sep 3, 16:00 -0700
There is a lot to what Phillip says. The best one is the one you use.
I have an Astra IIIB and a high end C&P Horizon model (white). The C&P fit/finish, precision, materials, combos of shades, lighting etc are wonderful. But the C&P's weight is a problem for me when I'm out shooting for a long time or doing lunars which often require holding the sextant in odd angles. For me, quite fatiguing to use for long periods.
I find myself using the Astra more and more. It's a very good value for the money costing only half what the C&P goes for.