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April 9
09-APR-2012 © Walter O. Koenig

April 9

Sleep tight and keep an eye on the Course

A Compass mounted in a gimbal hangs over the Captain's bed.
That way he can check if the course is true even when having a lie down.
Notice a regular dial was used for this probably one of a kind piece as the letters should be read from above.
Due to the lack of room in the cabin this one was not possible with a tripod.
Lying on the bed could have made this an easier shot, but even if I had been allowed to, I would have been reluctant to do so.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/2.8 at 38.0mm iso4000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Frank Brault10-Apr-2012 23:15
A terrify capture of this beautiful instrument. Bravo! V
Jim Coffman10-Apr-2012 12:42
This is most interesting! Nice capture,Walter!
pkocinski10-Apr-2012 12:22
Very interesting piece - well done!
burtmann10-Apr-2012 12:08
Very interesting. v
LynnH10-Apr-2012 10:53
Interesting and educational shot!
René Gysi10-Apr-2012 10:15
Was für ein schöner und alter Kompass. Viele ineressante Details. Schön gesehen Walter. V
rousselziak10-Apr-2012 06:31
Great find, very interesting ! -V-
Fong Lam10-Apr-2012 05:13
A very practical innovation in tight living quarters...great shot! V
joseantonio10-Apr-2012 04:16
Very nice and interesting image
Mike H.10-Apr-2012 03:33
Well caught in spite of it all : )
Very ingenious and interesting! --
Nothing beats a first hand look
and quality spot checks.
globalgadabout10-Apr-2012 01:45
it's always wise to know just where you are heading...well caught in the tight quarters..
bill friedlander10-Apr-2012 01:40
An interesting navigational instrument for a weary captain. Looks pretty sharp even without a tripod. V
Sam X10-Apr-2012 00:57
very interesting find... and a great shot
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