This aluminium sextant has the full-size and features of the more expensive sextants while retaining the price of lower-specification models, which gives it a very appealing combination of features and price.
It is made in China by Changzhou Celestaire Instrument Co and is available either with split-view mirror or ‘Allview’ at the same price. For a small sum you can buy the other mirror and interchange them. Many beginners prefer the ‘Allview’ but will graduate to the split view as proficiency grows.
There’s a light on the arc for star sights. I have to say it looks like a lot of sextant for the money. It also comes in a solid wooden box.
The Astra 3B sextant is full size, but much lighter – and cheaper – than the Zeiss Price £619.95 Weight 1,067g Arc radius 153mm Telescope 3.5x (optional 7 x available) Shades 3 horizon, 4 index Contact Celestaire Web www.celestaire.com Tel +1 (316)686 9785