Max Prüss, Graf Zeppelin Navigator

Graf Zeppelin navigator Max Prüß uses a sextant to find a Sun line of position during a record-setting, around-the-world flight in 1929.

Caption:
Using a sextant to find a Sun line of position.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: August 28, 1929
Image Taken: Graf Zeppelin
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
NASM 00105865
Navigators & Inventors
Innovations
Navigation Methods
 
Using a sextant to find a Sun line of position.