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    Re: sextant telescopes
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2002 Oct 4, 17:13 -0500

    Although certainly not scientific, someone once told me that the power of
    a scope is best suited to a boat 10 times that power in feet. ,ie. 3.5X
    for a 35 footer, 7X for a 70 foot boat, etc.
    Ken Gebhart
    
    Dan Allen wrote:
    
    > On Friday, October 4, 2002, at 10:15 AM, Hal Mueller wrote:
    >
    > > My Astra IIIB came with a 3.5x40 telescope.  what are
    > > people actually using?
    > >
    > > It appears that the 6x30 would potentially give better accuracy for
    > > lunar distance sights.  But I've never tried to reduce a lunar
    > > distance, let alone shoot one.
    >
    > If you are on land, or perhaps at anchor in calm waters, 6 or 7 power
    > scopes can definitely improve your measurements.  My backyard studies
    > show that I am more accurate with my Tamaya Jupiter and its 7 power
    > scope than I am with some of my other sextants that have 3.5 or 4 power
    > scopes.
    >
    > Move to the average 35-45' vessel on a typical day, and these higher
    > power scopes are quite hard to use.  4 power is about right for such
    > applications in my experience.
    >
    > Dan Allen
    
    
    

       
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