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Quintant Sextant or Lattice Sextant
Quintant Sextant or Lattice Sextant
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Title: Quintant Sextant or Lattice Sextant

Description: This instrument was manufactured by Spencer, Browning & Rust, London. A sextant is used for measuring the altitude of the sun or another celestial body; such measurements can then be used to determine the observer's geographical position or for other navigational, surveying, or astronomical applications. Dating from the 1820s-1850s, this instrument is among the earliest objects in the U.S. Geological Survey museum collection. Object ID: USGS-000220

Location: USA

Photographer: USGS Museum Staff
Photographer Email: kbuck@usgs.gov
Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey


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USGS Museum Collection

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Type: JPEG image - 1.18 MB
Dimensions: 1665 x 1326
Resolution: 72 dpi

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