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    Re: sextant telescopes
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Oct 4, 14:20 -0500

    If you are on an aircraft carrier, the 6x30 would be great. If you are
    on a yacht affordable to most of us you can't usually hold it steady
    enough for 6x to help.
    
    I can imagine a scope with image stabilization, like the Canon
    binoculars I once got to look through (drool) but I don't think that is
    currently available.
    
    On Fri, 4 Oct 2002 10:15:20 -0700, Hal Mueller wrote:
    
    >My Astra IIIB came with a 3.5x40 telescope.  Celestaire also sells a
    >6x30 telescope, and a zero-mag sight tube.  I've read the online
    >description of telescope sizes
    >(http://www.celestaire.com/page8.html), but am curious--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.
    >
    >I know Ken would love to sell me both a 6x30 and a zero-map :)
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                        J36 Gjo/a
    
    "If Brecht had directed 'Waiting for Godot,'  he would have hung a large sign 
    at the back of the stage reading 'He's not going to come, you know. ' "   -- 
    Terry Eagleton
    
    
    

       
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