A sextant is a navigational instrument to measure the altitude of the celestial sphere over the horizon in order to determine local longitude and latitude. Holding the sextant with its attached telescope, you take a sight of the horizon and a celestial object (either the sun or a star), and measure the angle between them.


  • Title: Sextant Sextant
  • Creator: A. Berthélemy, Lorieux, P. Ponthus
  • Location: Korea Museum Maritime Museum
  • Physical Dimensions: W24.1xH10.3(cm)
  • Medium: Metal

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