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    Re: Zero Mag. Sight Tube
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2015 Oct 9, 16:58 -0700

    Sean,

    Remember that the correction order is very important when using an artificial horizon. 

    1. correct AHs for index error to get AHa

    2. divide AHa by 2 to get Ha

    3. correct Ha for refraction to get Ho (also semi-diameter if limb to limb)

    4. compare Ho to Hc for the intercept

    note-there is no dip correction when using an artificial horizon

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Sean C
    Date: 2015 Oct 8, 21:00 -0700

    I recently received a zero magnification sight tube for my Astra IIIb. I tried it for the first time today. I was taking sun sights with my Davis artificial horizon. I must say, I found the sight tube much more difficult to use than the standard 3.5X scope. I got widely varying results when trying to determine index error. (I used the limb-to-limb mehtod.) Errors for the actual sights ranged from +3.4' to +5.3' and my average error for a round of nine sights was +4.7'. I'm going to try some more sights and hope my accuracy improves as I get used to it.

    I'd be interested to hear others' experience with it and how you compare/contrast it with a 3.5X or even 7X scope (which I am considering purchasing, as well). Thanks!

    Sincerely,

    Sean C.

       
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