What is Collimation, with reference to the marine sextant?« Back to Questions List

Posted by marinetales
Asked on July 23, 2021 11:02 am

Collimation is an error on the sextant caused by the axis of the telescope not being parallel to the plane of the instrument. With modern sextants the collar holding the telescope is permanently fixed and no adjustment is possible.

Posted by marinetales
Answered On July 23, 2021 11:03 am