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    Re: Having trouble
    From: Patrick Goold
    Date: 2012 Jan 10, 19:46 -0500
    I have the "practice bubble horizon" that Celestaire sells.  No good at night.  Is there an illuminated version that does not cost $900?

    I recall the scene from Das Boot.  I try to imagine Tintin directed by Wolgang Petersen.  


    On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski@yahoo.com> wrote:


    You must of course keep after it until mastered. Try picking up a bubble sextant (octant) on ebay for backyard practice or through the kitchen window observations during winter. After putting in some hours with the bubble sextant then a regular sextant will seem rock solid.

    As for the movies - give Das Boot a watch. There is a great sextant and sight reduction scene where the whole crew is hovering over the poor navigator at the sub's chart table.

    Greg Rudzinski

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