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    Re: Simex sextant
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2021 Apr 26, 11:17 -0400
    The telescope appears to screw into the mount; it seems to be screwed in backward.  That shouldn’t be a problem.

    The shades are  polaizers.  These should be examined along with the mirrors, as Alex pointed out. The analyzer should rotate freely in each and the film should not be pealing or fogged

    Fred Hebard

    On Apr 26, 2021, at 11:00, Alexandre Eremenko <NoReply_Eremenko@fer3.com> wrote:

    Telescope is mounted incorrectly: should be reversed.
    The price seems reasonable, for a sextant with two telescopes, which seems to be in a reasonably good
    The pictures do not show the state of the optics (mirrors). I would ask the seller whether they are
    not broken at least.
    Simex seems to be a clone of Tamaya, a reputable Japanese company.
    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of David C [NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com]
    Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 10:30 AM
    To: eremenko@math.purdue.edu
    Subject: [NavList] Simex sextant
    Is the telescope mounted  back to front?
    If the telescope can be mounted correctly is $US215 a reasonable asking price i.e. not too high but also not suspiciously too low?
    Any comments on this make of sextant?
    At this price I am tempted to take a risk provided  there aren't any obvious reasons why I should not purchase it.

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