Name this astronomical instrument

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Name this astronomical instrument

Postby muonman » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:00 pm

I can't remember the name or the function of the golden instrument picture below.


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Re: Name this astronomical instrument

Postby trani » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:04 pm

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Re: Name this astronomical instrument

Postby secander2! » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:05 pm

I think it's a sextant. They were used for navigation. Here's the Wikipedia article:

edit: sorry, I must have clicked "reply" right before trani posted... :oops:

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