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    Re: sextants on aeroplanes
    From: NavList
    Date: 2008 Dec 13, 19:03 -0800

    The practical maximum for a quintant seems to be around 140 degrees. I 
    struggled yesterday taking a sun sight with a mercury artificial horizon (for 
    fun)at around 137 degrees. Another time when the greater range of a quintant 
    might occasionally be handy is when taking horizontal sextant angles.
    
    Bill Morris
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