Apollo Sextant and Eye Piece

To determine position in space, an Apollo astronaut located a specific star using a single-power, wide-field telescope and then took a fix using a sextant. While this instrument does not look like a traditional sextant, the basic procedure is descended from centuries-old methods used by navigators at sea and in the air.

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To determine position in space, an Apollo astronaut located a specific star using a telescope and then took a fix using a sextant.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
NASM 2012-02161
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To determine position in space, an Apollo astronaut located a specific star using a telescope and then took a fix using a sextant.
To determine position in space, an Apollo astronaut located a specific star using a telescope and then took a fix using a sextant.
To determine position in space, an Apollo astronaut located a specific star using a telescope and then took a fix using a sextant.