How do I use a sextant?


To lean how to use a sextant you will first need the right equipment. A good telescope, an index mirror, a horizon mirror, shades for both the index mirror and the horizon mirror, an arc and a micrometer head are all needed for the sextant. You can find more information here:
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1. Go to Murphy at the Khazard Docks and talk to him to get a sextant. 2. Talk to the Professor at the Observatory to get a chart. 3. Talk to Kojo in the Clock Tower south of Ardougne
It is fairly simple to use, but doing something with the results are very complex. The mirrors are designed to allow you to measure the angle between a star or planet and the horizon
Basically a sextant gives 2 images, one is the horizon. The other is a reflection of an object using 2 mirrors. It allows you to make an image of a star, the moon or the sun appear
A sextant is an instrument generally used to measure the altitude of a celestial object
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How to Use the Sextant
A sextant measures the angle between the Earth's horizon and a celestial body. This angle, known as the altitude, can be used in a series of calculations to work out the user's latitude and longitude. Despite the advent of modern GPS systems, sextants... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Do you know how to use a sextant? A sextant is used by holding it vertically using your right hand, and then you look through it. Make sure the horizon is in the horizon glass. You can find more information here:
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