Nautical Sextant 8" Brass Rosewood Box

Item Number ND017

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Nautical Sextant in wood box (Large)

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A sextant is an instrument used to measure the angle between any two visible objects. Its primary use is to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon which is known as the altitude. Making this measurement is known as sighting the object, shooting the object, or taking a sight and it is an essential part of celestial navigation.