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The sextant handbook : adjustment, repair, use, and history

Author: Bruce A Bauer
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Azimuth Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bauer, Bruce A., 1931-
Sextant handbook.
Annapolis, Md. : Azimuth Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)747117211
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Bauer
ISBN: 0913179094 9780913179093
OCLC Number: 12976979
Description: 191 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A short history --
Elements of the sextant and four vital adjustments --
Attachments and accessories --
Care, maintenance and repair --
How to buy a sextant --
Sighting techniques --
Correcting the sight --
Timing the sight accurately --
Searching for stars --
Sextants of tomorrow --
Appendixes : A. Sextant check procedures --
B. Sextant manufacturers --
C. Distributors and dealers --
D. The navigator's --
E. Making and using an artificial horizon --
F. Table of interstellar angles for practice sighting and sextant testing --
G. Useful addresses.
Responsibility: by Bruce A. Bauer.

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