The primary use of a sextant is to determine the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation. The angle and time can be used to calculate a position line on a nautical chart. Common uses of the sextant include sighting the sun at solar noon to determine latitude.
Antique sextant by Wilson & Gillie Bruce & Sons.
A brass ladder frame sextant with silver scale, engraved Wilson & Gillie Bruce & sons, Cardiff, Newport & Barry Docks
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