Brunton transit compasses: instruction manual (15 pages). Compass Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual. Brunton compasses: instruction manual . Manuals and User Guides for Brunton ECLIPSE We have 2 Brunton ECLIPSE manuals available for free PDF download: Instruction Manual. The Brunton Eclipse combines all the tools you need for easy navigation. This unit offers three separate clinometer systems and much more. -.

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The bottom line is that I came up with a way to make this work. I will stick with the method described below. So, tilting the compass to read the back bearing is no biggie I guess.

Being in the blind before sun up is common, and not leaving until darkness is just as common. Pivot your body until reflection of the blue orienting circle outlines circled “N” In this low setting you can achieve and accurate alignment that is correct when viewed from above. Enter text from picture: I played with many, many different methods, and I am not going to bore you with all the stuff that did not work.

I guess I will just let the photo speak for itself.

Journeys in East Africa: If you own one, play with it! Both the forward and rearward index lines illuminate. It is easy to visualize why it will dampen quicker if you compare that to the traditional compass needle, having the magnet at the end of a long stick, far away from center.


While these are both top end sighting compasses from two very reputable manufacturers, they vary greatly in style. Also, carefully re-read the instruction manual to gain a full understanding of Eclipse applications.

Meaning that if the paint were to wear off during use, you could manaul the etchings. Because of manaul angles involved we can not physically see when the needle is directly over top of the doghouse. Both compasses have it, and both work very well.


With the Suunto, we had a brunron of lines to just make parallel, and we solved this issue. First thing to note here is that the bearing is read on the user side of the capsule. Without moving the compass, we verify accuracy by looking from above. The Figure 12 the sight hole.


Grasp black azimuth ring in one hand, and the vial in the other figure 6. Page of 36 Go. It is actually very slick, and reminds me of a gyroscope. I always feel like the map has moved. When you decide to jump from a baseplate compass into a sighting compass, there are no two bigger names that the Suunto Brynton and the Brunton Eclipse The Silva Ranger is also an extremely popular choice.

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Suunto The Suunto rocks in this regard. This is yet another nit pick on the Brunton.

I mean in your house, during the day, but with no lights on. Alignment gets a bit more difficult. I am not even talking really low light. Hold the compass level at your belly so you can look directly over top of itpoint to an object, and box the needle.


Since there are no meridian lines in the bruhton, the adjustment is not as obvious, but it works just the same. Page 30 Figura That makes work in the field much simpler. We will see what the means in use. We will do that later.

Page 7 The topo-map is now aligned with true north. A separate protractor can be carried, but I figured why need one more thing! Rugosa by Creek Stewart February 14, To print the manual completely, please, download it. I am assuming they mean detents for the sighting mirror to stop at. I think many owners of this compass do not even realize that there is a potentially HUGE error with this compass.

The reason is that the magnet is close to the center, which is the axis of rotation for the magnet.

So, I had to underexpose a photo to simulate what the eye sees. Note, I can no longer see the alignment line. If that is true, then my time writing all this was well spent!

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