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Photo of Solar Compass

Burtīs Solar compass use the sun to determine true north independent of the magnetic needle.

Click on this image to launch the 360 degree view of a Gurley Solar compass with scope.

The quicktime movie is provided courtesy of Russ Uzes. Surveying instruments, including additional quicktime movies, can be viewed at The Compleat Surveyor -  http://www.uzes.net/

Special Instructions

Once the above image is selected, you will be able to see a solar compass in a full 360 degree view.  The instrument will rotate using right and left arrow keys, or drag with the mouse pointer.  You will need to use your back button to return to this page.

The file is approximately 1 mb in size. 

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