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    A sextant calibrator
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2011 Feb 13, 14:44 -0800

    I have recently completed an instrument that allows me to calibrate my sextants with relative ease and speed, compared to methods I have used in the past. I have described its construction, calibration and use in a blog post at my web site www.sextantbook.com, in the category "Chasing tenths of an arc minute" though on this occasion, I was chasing seconds. I am not touting for business, as I do not work for gain, but the post may be of interest to those who, like me, are attracted more by the instruments than by the practice of navigation.

    However, I plan to practice celestial navigation from the stable platform of a cargo ship when I sail from Auckland to Oakland via Papeete in mid April, en route to Houston. My wife sensibly plans to fly all the way.

    Bill Morris
    New Zealand
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