The Tamaya sextants from Japan have long been popular among merchant mariners around the world. They are unique in that their construction combines the lighter weight of an aluminum frame with the slightly higher accuracy of a bronze arc (the best of both worlds). The arc is easily read, with white engravings on black finished bronze. The optical system is designed to ensure maximum performance, including excellent LED electric lighting. The sunshade on its horizon mirror is a new feature, which blocks unwanted sunlight.
The Jupiter is easily the most popular of the two due to its much lower price, while having practically the same specifications and construction.
The Jupiter is a full sized sextants and comes standard with a plastic carrying case, an adjusting wrench, two dry cell UM-3 batteries, and one LED bulb. Scopes are sold separately.
- All optics are fully coated
- Interchangeable telescopes available in 4×40, 7×35 or 3.5×40 (sold separately)
- Sextant can be stored in fitted case with scope mounted