>>> How to use a Sextant

Using\_sextant.gif

(click for animated version)

Bet you didn’t know one animated picture could show you a bunch about using a sextant. Navigating these days is GPS and other electronic aids for most of us, but having a manual fallback only makes sense, especially if you are really embarking on a voyage.

I don’t recommend this as the be-all, end-all knowledge base, but its an interesting start.