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Sextant Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0070052190

ISBN-13: 9780070052192

Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Bruce Bauer

List price: $19.00
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The Sextant Handbook is the only book devoted to the use of this most beautiful and functional of navigators' tools. Topics include assembly and disassembly, vital adjustments, oiling and cleaning and how to buy a new or used sextant.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 2/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction
A Short History Astrolabe Latitude Hook
Quadrant Cross Staff Back Staff Sextant
Elements of the Sextant and Four Vital Adjustments
Perpendicularity Frame and Index Mirror Frame and Horizon Glass
Parallelism Index Mirror and Horizon Glass Telescope and Frame Adjustment Procedures
Attachments and Accessories Astigmatizers Double Star
Prism Wide View Horizon Glass Davis Prism Level Bubble Horizon
Attachment Neck Straps Visual Aids
Care, Maintenance, and Repair Oiling and Cleaning
Immersion Bath Procedures
How to Hold Where to Put Down Mounted Sextant Boxes Emergency
Silvering Techniques
Applying Paint Resilvering Horizon Glass
How to Buy a Sextant Where to Find
Them Prices Five Ground Rules to Avoid Problems Taking
Test Sights Interstellar
Test Table Discovering the Dropped Sextant
Reconditioning Costs
Sighting Techniques Inversion for Location Precalculating
Azimuths Rocking or Swinging an Arc Sun's
Upper Limb Shades for Sun, Moon, and Venus Correcting for False
Horizon Rough Weather Sighting Techniques Making a Monocle
Correcting the Sight
The Thirteen Errors Correcting for Moon, Venus, and Mars Correcting for Wave Height
Timing the Sight Accurately
The Hack Watch Using a Tape Recorder Counting Paces and Stopwatches
Attaching Stopwatch to Sextant
Searching for Stars
The Necessity for Preplanning Finding Sunrise
Using the Rude Star Finder Converting Local Time Using
H.O. Pub. No. 249 Making and Using a Wrist Board
Sextants of Tomorrow Is the Sextant Doomed? Coming Developments
Appendixes
Sextant Check Procedures
Sextant Manufacturers
Distribution and Dealers
The Navigator's Basic Tool Kit
Making and Using an Artificial Horizon
Table of Interstellar Angles for Practice Sighting and Sextant Testing
Useful Addresses
Bibliography
Index