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Brass Navigation Instrument Sextante Navegacion Marine Sextant in leather case - Slow Motion Mechanism

Regular price £74.00
Nautical Sextant in Leather Gift Case - 1853
The sextant was the primary instrument used for navigation at sea for hundreds of years. Without the invention and use of this instrument no one would have been able to travel and find the "New World" and therefore none would be here in the Americas. The nautical sextant is designed for navigational and astronomical purposes and allows horizontal and vertical angles to be measured. It is used in marine navigation for measuring vertical angles to stars, occasionally, also for measuring angles between terrestrial targets. The instrument is also fitted with filters, or dark-coloured glasses, which can be swung into position when needed, and are generally used for solar observations. The structure of the sextant is based on the theorem that a ray reflected by two mirrors is deflected by twice the angle enclosed by the mirrors. The sextant is a free hand instrument and so it's accuracy may be limited. It must be noted that the sextant measures angles, and not directions or bearings, and is a more accurate instrument than the compass, but not as accurate as the theodolite. The sextant however, in general, is lighter, more portable, and quicker to use than the theodolite. It can also be used from a moving platform, such as a ship or a small boat, where it is impossible to use a theodolite.
  • Beautiful Sextant & the case, made of Brass & Actual-top-grain Leather (Not Faux Leather). Dimensions : 18.2 x 11.9 x 6.5cm (7.17 x 4.69 x 2.56in) & Weight : 0.64 kg ( 1.40 Pounds)
  • This absolutely gorgeous solid brass pocket compass with a rich, Aged Brass finish. Drink CAN shown only to gift the idea of the actual size of the product. It does not come with this Navigation sextant Instrument
  • Nautical collectors, enthusiasts, and seafarer alike will love this stunning solid Large Antique sextants. As a perfect gift, this Navigation sextant instrument for sale is a gleaming recreation of the classic working sextants that have guided sailors since the 1700s
  • Brass sextant were as much a work of art as they were a functional tool, many of which are in fascinating museums and collections around the world. Gift this solid brass sextants with Box to the nautical enthusiast in your life, and complete their personal collection.
  • Fully functional Brass sextant Instrument operates like a real navigational tool. Though it is not calibrated. Not suitable for serious Navigation. It is a replica only; Neither antique nor used

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