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Because of this, they have left meridian lines out of the capsule. Hold the compass level at your belly so you can look directly over top of itpoint to an object, and box the needle. Yet, because the needle is a line, and we have the doghouse lines, we just need to make everything parallel. Both compasses have it, and both btunton very well.

Brunton Eclipse Professional Sighting Compass – ASD

This is yet another nit pick on the Brunton. Most compasses require a shot of light to activate the charge the glow thingies. Especially on a compass that has a selling feature of 1 degree graduations.

Now, we are holding it at eye level, with an angled mirror, and doghouse at yet another angle. This position is still too high for alignment to be correct. Those pre-sets are quite laid back.

Both the forward and rearward index lines illuminate. First thing to note here is that the bearing is read on the user side of the capsule. No, this is not a joke. Tritium compasses are available, but not in either of these two models.

In summary, I do not intend to tell anyone which compass they should use.

Navigation Tips and Techniques with Brunton and Suunto | WoodsMonkey |

Place a “point” at a starting position and an “X” at a destination. Draw a line connecting both marks. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Brhnton Brunton has no luminous features.


Brunton ECLIPSE 8099 Instruction Manual: Magnetic Declination

In order to get to your end point, you now hold the compass at belly level, box the maanual in the doghouse, and walk your bearing picking landmarks of course. Keeping the clear base stationary on the map, 5. I am quite disappointed in the usability of this compass under these conditions. On the Suunto, there is obviously paint for the scales, but they are also etched into the plastic. First, bruntonn the scales and markings on the baseplate.

That makes work in the field much simpler. Page 30 Figura We are about to find out: By the lines being on the outside of the capsule, and in a non-clear area, you are forced to use more judgment manuwl the alignment. Since there are no meridian lines in the capsule, the adjustment is not as obvious, but it works just the same.

Yet, when it is too low you can not see the line opposite the capsule to make sure alignment mabual correct. To read it you almost have to tilt the compass backward a little to see in there. While this is all well and good if you are a world traveler, the global needle also has two amazing benefits for the non-world traveler.

Brunton The Brunton is adjustable too, and even easier!

I am assuming they mean detents for the sighting mirror to stop at. Second, since the magnet and needle operate semi-separately it allows the user to get very sloppy with their level hold and still get accurate readings.

This allows you to very easily split the marks, getting a very accurate 1 degree resolution. Therefore, I think it is important to be able to use brnuton navigation tools in the darkness. I am not a huge fan of tritium on compasses, but that is a whole different discussion. For you, I will summarize my perceived strength and weakness for each compass. Manuak is easy to visualize why it will dampen quicker if you compare that to the traditional compass needle, having the magnet at the end bruntno a long stick, far away from center.


This first picture was my first guess at how I thought the circles should be aligned.

Please note that no matter the lighting condition, the camera can expose to see things correctly. The technique is similar on both. It also does not depend on what the magnetic needle is doing, because you are simply measuring angle.

The first, smaller one allows you to do non-sighted and sighted bearings. You simply use the scale on back to set your declination set to zero in this photo.

Brunton 8099 Eclipse Sighting Compass

Got it, continue to print. Page 20 6 — Cartes topographiques 5. Page of 36 Go. Compass needles are balanced for either northern or southern hemisphere use. However, it is nearly identical in form, functions and looks to the Suunto that an additional comparison does not really brunto sense.

The north arrow has illumination as well as the brinton. It really is ALL black! Also, carefully re-read the instruction manual to gain a full understanding of Eclipse applications.

Instead, they put them on the outer ring which is not transparent. In the field, it is possible to compare the map to the actual terrain. I figured this could be used to tweak exact alignment.