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Post by mdmattin » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:19 pm

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A few years ago I devised an instrument for finding one’s own eye level, and hence, the horizon line, as an aid to sketching in the field, where there is often no visible horizon line due to buildings, trees, etc. It consists of a mirror compass with a bubble level perched atop the compass capsule. You position it so that the compass baseplate appears edge-on, while using the mirror to center the bubble level. This allows you to locate the theoretical horizon line relative to your point of view in any situation. I was gratified to be able to test it out by the sea and verify that it does correspond to the visible horizon line.

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