Brass Sextant with Compass - J SCOTT LONDON -1753 with Hardwood Box
A sextant is a doubly reflecting navigation instrument that measures the angular distance between two visible objects.
The primary use of a sextant is to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation.
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 a replica of Original Sextant, all parts are moving, can be used for basic observation or suitable for collectors
Item is antiquated.
Size of Sextant : 13cm(L) x 12cm (W) x 7cm( H)
Weight of Sextant: 475 gr
Size of Box : 15cm (L) x 14cm( W) x 8cm (H)
Gross weight: 970 gr
Exclusive by Scott Handicraft.