Burbank Middle School asked "Do you carry any sort of telescopes on board or other sky watching equipment?"
Captain Moore replied with this picture of one of the two sextants that are carried aboard ORV Alguita. This one has an inspection certificate from 1943! The other is a modern plastic sextant. Having a sextant on board the ship provides critical backup in case the electronic navigation system fails!
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