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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Sextant"

Sextant [Astro*Index]

A doubly reflecting navigation instrument that measures the angular distance between two visible objects, its main use is to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation.

See also: ♦ Astrolabe


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