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    Re: Bubble Sextant
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2008 Jul 4, 18:53 -0400

    Hello -
    When I was landlocked I used a Navy Mark V bubble sextant with
    2-minute sight averager. To use you wound the thing with a built-in
    key on the bottom and then, by turning a knob, held the star or sun or
    moon or planet next to a bubble that appeared when you looked into the
    eyepiece. When the averager stopped, the average altitude showed n a
    window. i loved it and often wish i still had it as it had a prism in
    it that let it be used with a sea horizon. It was kind of heavy, but
    that didn't bother me because in use you hold it up with your arms
    against your chest rather than out and away as with a marine sextant.
    I believe I got it from Celestaire in Wichita Kansas. You can probably
    get a picture of one by Googling. Be prepared for a surprise - it
    looks more like Robbie Robot than a sextant.
    Welcome to the forum.
    Hewitt Schlereth
    On 7/3/08, bubi352  wrote:
    >  I am new to this group and new to celestial navigation. I currently
    >  work as an airline pilot and fly extensively over water at night. I
    >  have developed a keen interest in determining my position the old
    >  fashion way.
    >  Could someone tell me which bubble sextant I should buy?
    >  What should I be looking on a bubble sextant?
    >  Where can I buy one?
    >  Thank you in advance.
    >  Bubi
    >  >
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