The Sextant Handbook

Author: Bruce Bauer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070052192
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I know from experience. This book should be mandatory equipment on every boat that goes offshore."--Wayne Carpenter, Author, The Voyage of Kristina

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Author: Fred Touche
Publisher: Touche Publishing
ISBN: 097325274X
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Aside from being tedious, sextant calculations are riddled with jargon and
acronyms, so it's easy to get confused. Develop a consistent routine to reduce the
chance of error. The following procedure is an outline of how to compute a
position fix the hard way by using an almanac and sight reduction tables. Each
step is followed by an example. The best way to comprehend what is going on is
to go through the calculations with an almanac and sight reduction tables at hand
. Take sextant ...

Sextants At Greenwich

Author: W. F. J. Mörzer Bruyns
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191608904
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105. 106. 107. 108. 109. Kandler, 'Nautical Instruments Made in Freiberg'; Ifland,
Taking the Stars, 69. Jerchow, From Sextant to Satellite Navigation, 119. Jerchow
, From Sextant to Satellite Navigation, 131; Bauer, The Sextant Handbook, 159–
60. Ifland, Taking the Stars, 141. Clarke et al., Brass & Glass, 252. Jerchow, From
Sextant to Satellite Navigation, 122–3. In 1997 it became part of Sperry Marine,
which was acquired by Northrup Grumman in 2001. Bauer, The Sextant
Handbook, ...

Reeds Skipper S Handbook

Author: Malcolm Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408107724
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Taking a vertical sextant angle (VSA) on a lighthouse Hold the sextant vertically,
set the index to zero and view the centre of the light through the telescope.The
true image will be seen through the plain half of the horizon glass and the
reflected image in the mirror half (Fig 1). Both images should coincide. Turn the
micrometer drum so that the index bar moves along the arc away from you and
the image will separate, the reflected image moving downward.Tilt the sextant to
follow this ...


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Other sections cover eating ashore, anchoring, provisioning and services and a
host of practical matters ranging from sunburn to garbage. One entire chapter is
devoted to suggested itineraries complete with distances and suggested
schedules, and the bibliography lists other books as well as cruising guides. A
great book for first-timers as well as experienced Caribbean sailors. The Sextant
Handbook, by Bruce Bauer; Azimuth Press (Box 4039, Annapolis, Md. 21403);
192 pages; ...

A Handbook For Field Service Or Field Pocket Book

Author: John Henry Lefroy (sir.)
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To make an observation with Eadley's sextant. Ex. To find the sun's altitude
above the sea horizon. — Hold the sextant vertically in the plane of the sun's
centre. Turn down the sun-glaBses as required. Slide the vernier along, until the
sun comes down to the horizon ; clamp it and perfect the contact by the tangent
screw, vibrating the sextant round the line of sight, to make the lower limb of the
sun touch the horizon. Bead the angle. When the artificial horizon is used, bring
the upper or ...

Cruising World

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THE SEXTANT HANDBOOK, Adjustment, Repair; Use and History fills that
information void and is the one essential manual needed by every celestial
navigator. Not a dull compendium of facts, but a working library of How-To-Do-It
features about every major aspect of the Sextant . . . Plus a fascinating history of
the sextant starting with the astrolabe and working through the latitude hook,
quadrant, cross-staff and backstafll AN IMPORTANT REFERENCE FOR EVERY

Cruising World

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Fishermen S Handbook

Author: W. H. Perry
Publisher: Fishing News Books Limited
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Use of sextant To observe a vertical angle, clamp the index at zero on the arc and
look at the object through the telescope and horizon glass. The reflected image
will appear in the horizon mirror. With the left hand unclamp the index arm. With
the right hand move the sextant downwards in such a manner that the reflected
image remains in the mirror, and until the horizon or lower object has been
reached. Release the clamp with the left hand and make the final adjustment with
the ...

Cruising World

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shares his firsthand knowledge of how to combine bi -boat features with small-
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