# Gon To Sextant Converter

(gon to sx converter)

## Convert Gon to Sextant

 From: Gon To: Sextant

## Effortlessly Transition from Gons to Sextants

(Last Updated On: 2024-04-02)

Explore the Gon to Sextant Converter by Newtum, a tool that seamlessly transforms gons into sextants. Delve into the precision of angular measurements and satisfy your curiosity about this specialized conversion.

### What are Gon and Sextant

Definition of Gon

A gon, also known as a grad or grade, is a unit of plane angle that represents 1/400 of a full circle. This means a right angle, which is 1/4 of a full circle, is 100 gons. The usage of gons is common in surveying and civil engineering, particularly in Europe.

Definition of Sextant

A sextant is a navigational instrument traditionally used to measure the angle between two visible objects. Its primary use is to determine the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for celestial navigation. The name 'sextant' comes from the Latin 'sextans', which means 'one-sixth', referring to the instrument's arc, which spans 60 degrees or one-sixth of a circle.

### Gon to Sextant Conversion Table

Gon Sextant Measurement
100 gon 60°
200 gon 120°
300 gon 180°
400 gon 240°
500 gon 300°
600 gon 360°
700 gon 420°
800 gon 480°
900 gon 540°

#### Conversion of Gon to Sextant

Example 1:
convert 100 gon to degrees:
100 gon = 90°

Example 2:
convert 200 gon to degrees:
200 gon = 180°

### History of Gon and Sextant

The Gon to Sextant Converter traces its origins to the need for precise angular measurements in navigation and surveying. This tool facilitates the transition between the metric-based gon unit to the sextant's degree system, which is vital for maritime and aerial navigation.

### How to use Gon to Sextant Converter

• Select the 'Gon to Sextant' option on the converter.
• Enter the value in gons that you wish to convert.
• Click the 'Convert' button to get the equivalent sextant measurement.
• Review the converted value displayed on the screen.

### Real Life Applications of Gon to Sextant

Discover the Gon to Sextant Converter and its applications that span across various industries, enhancing precision in angular measurements.

• Used in land surveying to convert land plots measured in gons to sextant readings for legal documentation.
• Essential for navigators and sailors converting gon-based maps to sextant angles for maritime navigation.

### Solved Examples gon to sx

Example 1:
Convert 50 gon to sextant degrees:
50 gon = 45°

Example 2:
Convert 250 gon to sextant degrees:
250 gon = 225°

### FAQs about Gon to Sextant Converter

What is a Gon to Sextant Converter?
A tool that translates angular measurements from gons to degrees, as used in a sextant.
Why would I need a Gon to Sextant Converter?
It's crucial for converting surveying measurements or navigational charts from gons to a more universally understood degree system.
Is the Gon to Sextant Converter easy to use?
Yes, simply input the gon value, and the tool provides the corresponding sextant angle.