A sextant is an instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects. Its primary use is to determine the angle between acelestial object and the horizon which is known as the altitude. Making this measurement is known as sighting the object, shooting the object, or taking a sight.
The angle, and the time when it was measured, can be used to calculate a position line on a nautical or aeronautical chart. A common use of the sextant is to sight the sun at noon to find one's latitude. This Is Antique Reproduction Solid brass Sextant, Its all parts are moving and working, can be used for basic observation or suitable for collectors and can be a gift for someone.13cm x 12cm x 6cm (Sextant). 15 cm X 14cm X 8cm (Box). The item "Antique-Finish Brass Navigation Sextant with one extra Telescope in Wooden Box" is in sale since Saturday, August 16, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Marine/Maritime".
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