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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This allows the magnet to tilt however it needs to, and have the needle stay level. In fact, it is probably one of the best that I have seen. July 17, Comments 0 How-To Articles. Conveniently, Suunto provided another index line for reading the back bearing, among bruntton things. This is where the subject matter gets a bit ugly. It also does not depend on what the magnetic needle is doing, because you are simply measuring angle. I simply picked the two expensive compasses, from two very popular manufacturers and compared them together.

Read the bearing at the index line. But, mnaual will see what we think of it as we use it more. Latitude and longitude scales are not provided with the Eclipsebut brunfon a position using a latitude and longitude scale, or a ruler is an essential navigation skill.

Y ou simply hold the outer ring of the capsule with one hand, and turn the inner capsule with your other hand. For many reasons, beyond the intentions of this article, I am a huge advocate of the baseplate style compass. Summary of Contents for Brunton Eclipse Page 1: In order to compensate for this, the south needle is generally weighted although I have seen mass removed from the north needle. Still, I think you should do what you can to keep chemical and oils off your compass, but sometimes you just need to know what your stuff can do.

Magnetic Declination – Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual [Page 7]

Take a few moments to jump in and learn some compass navigations tips and tricks and check out two prominent baseplate style compasses from Brunton and Suunto! For the same reason the disc compass is generally fast, the small, center magnet in this needle dampens faster than any other baseplate or sighting compass I have seen. I adjusted the declination, and you can see it basically skews the doghouse with respect to the meridian lines. But, I like this compass, so I am not ready to give up yet.


There are two extremely simple ways for dealing with it, but bunton beyond the intention of this article. Journeys in East Africa: In fact, due to the silk screening of the north arrow, orienteering arrow and the black rubber baseplate cover, sighted bearing is even moderately low light conditions are almost impossible.

Yet, because the needle is a line, and we have the doghouse lines, we just manal to make everything parallel. The small cover is a neat idea.

When you decide to jump from a baseplate compass into a sighting compass, there are no two bigger names that the Suunto MC-2G and the Brunton Eclipse The Silva Ranger is also an extremely popular choice.

Brunton Eclipse 8099 Instruction Manual

Don’t have an account? At first, I thought it was not as big of an issue as I was making it because the bruntton circle has a line, which is all the way across the capsule, and inside. Pictured is the Sunnto M-3G with global needle. Nothing big, but it is just different that most compasses, where it is read on the farther end of the capsule. I think many owners of this compass do not even realize that there is a potentially HUGE error with this compass.

Page of 36 Go. However, I think manufacturers have become wise to this, and modifying their products accordingly. Compass needles are balanced for either northern or southern hemisphere use. The back bearing scale seems to be hidden kind of far up in the housing. You just adjust the angle to make things work for you. Instead, here is what I found that did work. Viewed from above, you can see that I was wrong.


Page 20 6 — Cartes topographiques 5. Also, carefully re-read the instruction manual to gain a full understanding of Eclipse applications. In the field, it is possible to compare the map to the actual terrain. I carried and used one for years and even though I love the compass, and the construction of them, I abandoned them because of the simplicity of this method. Tritium compasses are available, but not in either of mqnual two models.

Because of this, they have left meridian lines out of the capsule. 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.

Brunton ECLIPSE 8099 Instruction Manual: Magnetic Declination

An interesting side note is that military style lensatic compasses can not even use this method because of the lack of the protractor. I am not even talking really low light. If anyone has read this far, you must really be a diehard compass geek, like me! Suunto The Suunto is very standard for a sighting compass. Now, the worst case parallax problem, 90 degrees. It is a dangerous activity. Their strengths and weaknesses are my opinion and based on how I use things. You may find another way, but here is what I did.

If you own one, play with it! I played with many, mankal different methods, and I am not going to bore you with all the stuff that did not work.

Then, with the slop in the sighting mirror detent discussed earlier I flop it down to its lowest spot in that range.