PROPER PROCEDURES FOR USE AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE SURVEY SEXTANT

The Survey Sextant, a sextant designed for measuring angles between terrestrial objects, has a special prism which allows the operator to measure angles beyond the normal range of the sextant's arc. Step by step procedures, including necessary graphics, are presented to guide the reader through the process of determining the alignment and making the adjustments to this special purpose prism. An alternate sighting guide for the sextant is also offered. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  United States  06340-6096
  • Authors:
    • Lassiter, R D
    • Farmer, L D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-14/78 Final Rpt., USCG-D-46-78
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM