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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Misc & Other Astronomy > Classified #230332

For Sale: Sextant-Solid Brass, H. Hughes and Son's-Sold!!!

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First off, please note I am not an expert on this item, so please ask me as many questions as necessary and ask for as many pictures as you need.

This is an absolutely beautiful H. Hughes and Sons Brass sextant. It was made in London. I was just at Texas Nautical Repair in Houston and did not see anything CLOSE to this in their display of old and new sextants. The qualty is unbelieveable.

The sextant is solid brass painted in battleship gray. I believe the vernier is solid sterling silver. The sextant probably can be stripped if you like, but I never did.

The sextant comes with a split view mirror, Four index filters and two horizon filters, a certificate dated 1990 (I believe this shows its last calibration). Sextant is in near mint condition. Mahoganey case has some scratches. It has two Galilean telescopes and one prismatic 6x30 monocular. Accessories include an adjusting key, an oil bottle, assorted telescope solar eyepiece filters and a cleaning cloth. The micrometer is fitted with a 0.2 minute arc vernier. 3-volt illumination system for micrometer and bubble attachment. A collector's item. The sextant has seen very little use. I used it in my observaotry to determine coordinates and the exact elevation of trees around the observatory and to check star positions.

I had some trouble pricing this item and this may end up on that other site. I found a couple web sites selling one, price of $1000 and $1300. Ill treat this like an used astro equipment You can have it for what I have in it, $500 plus shipping (firm).



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