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Other devices, like modern clocks, sextants for precise navigation, and much later modern computers, took their place.
Yet here was a guy in harm’s way trying to find his way in a war zone with something about as easy to use as a sextant.
The sextant was, however, designed to superimpose a pair of star images, could not be used to photograph objects, and, with a field of view only 1.8° wide, would require a highly skilled operator to spot an LM at all.
Back in 1940, partial human remains were found on Gardner near the remnants of a campfire, along with an empty sextant box and pieces of a woman's shoe.
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