ASTRA IIIB MANUAL PDF

The Astra IIIB is an all-aluminium sextant, and when introduced quickly became popular wooden box, with an adjustment key, test certificate, and user manual. Download Astra iiib sextant manual: ?file=astra+ iiib+sextant+manual Astra III Professional Sextant. This sextant. The Astra IIIB is made by the Changzhou Celestaire Instrument Co. in China, with whom and has instructions for easy installation. We are impressed with the.

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Sextant Astra IIIB

You then change the sextant angle to bring the body down to the hairline. The sextant is electrically lighted by an LED on the arc and drum. WinAstro Astro navigation on your PC.

For example, each mirror and shade glass is tested for perfect flatness by the Fresnel diffraction pattern method. Yet, we know several professional navigators who prefer the ASTRA IIIB merely because they can leave their expensive models at home without sacrificing noticeable accuracy. Random units have been tested by us and several professional navigators, with results that rival the most expensive German and Japanese models.

Sextant : Astra IIIB sextant

Whilst the magnification obtained through having a scope instead of a plain sight tube can make your sights more accurate, there are times when a plain sight tube is an advantage. Upgrades included new box, improved lighting, and larger index mirror. It is also of benefit when taking horizontal sextant angles, as you can identify the landmarks and the magnification is not needed. In use, you hold the sextant so that the horizon hairline amnual the right side of the scope mmanual up with the bubble on the left.

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It is made of blackplastic, and has a matt black interior to minimise refletions. When you install the artificial horizon, you calibrate it, and include this offset in your sight corrections.

We are impressed with the degree to which each aztra of the sextant is tested. The sextants are assembled and tested in a clean, professional, environment. Astra sextants are manufactured in China as a brand name for Celestaire. These days, it is difficult to justify paying more when you can buy this sextant plus two GPS units for the manuall of most other sextants alone.

Sight Tube Whilst the magnification obtained through having a scope instead of a plain sight tube can make your sights more accurate, there are times when a plain sight tube is an advantage. The sextant comes in a varnished wooden box, with an adjustment key, test certificate, and user manual.

Since then its specification has steadily been improved, and it continues to offer good value for money. Beschrijving Metalen halfzicht Sextant in traditionele houten kist. We recommend this instrument because it has more than adequate quality for the job and is at a reasonable price. We also carry a full line of Davis plastic sextants.

Astra IIIB sextant

The index mirror is rectangular in shape and is the same size as used more expensive sextants. Rubber Eyecap This rubber eyecap can be used with the scope, sight tube or artificial horizon. Please do not be misled by the title. Also, and probably more importantly, many people find that the extra weight makes the sextant steadier when taking a sight.

A serial number is iibi at the time of sextant purchase.

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Instruction manual for Astra III-B Marine – Search Yale Digital Content

The Astra IIIB is an all-aluminium sextant, and when introduced quickly manuap popular due to its low price compared to other models then on the market.

Bargains on used instruments still exist. Sight accuracy is claimed to be about 2′.

On the other hand, essentially any metal sextant will do the job if it has not been damaged. Its popularity has spread throughout the rest of the world as well, making it the the most recognized and supported sextant worldwide.

The sight scope is 3. Slip-on Rubber Eyecup for Scope.

Over 22, sextants of this model have been sold in the US alone in the past 25 years; far more than any other serious sextant. One can always use the price of this new one as a reference for evaluating the price of such an opportunity.

It can take the optional rubber eye cap.

The sextant comes with the traditional, all-purpose “4×40” telescope. Its light weight and excellent balance makes it a pleasure to hold and makes sights easier to take under dynamic weather and sea conditions.

The sextant is fairly light with its aluminium frame and plastic handle. Its low price, excellent optics, and choice of horizon mirrors and other accessories makes it the perfect selection for beginners.

The ebook must be read from a Windows PC.